Since 2009, The How I Learned Series has featured writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, unlearned, relearned or in progress. The How I Learned Series happens once a month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.



Take a Break

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

This installment of How I Learned falls on National Secretary's Day -- or Administrative Non-Gender Specific Professional's Day if you need to be PC about it. In any case, mark your calendar. Set an alarm. Write a sticky. Plan your outfit. This night is going to be super successful. And you won't even have to lift a finger.

The How I Learned Series Presents: 
HOW I LEARNED IT'S A LIVING!
STORIES FROM THE UNEMPLOYED, THE UNDEREMPLOYED + THE WORKING STIFFS

Featuring
KEVIN ALLISON
(Risk!; The State
COURTNEY MAUM
(Electric Literature; Adult Swim
TYLER COATES
(BlackBook; The Awl
GREG OLEAR
(Fathermucker; The Nervous Breakdown
BEN LILLIE
(Co-founder + Host, The Story Collider

Creator, Producer + Host

BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY 

Intern
LYRA SMITH

Wednesday, April 25th, 8pm (Door at 7)
HAPPY ENDING 
302 Broome Street 
Between Forsyth + Eldridge 
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand  
FREE

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KEVIN ALLISON is the creator and host of the live storytelling show and podcast RISK!, and a member of the legendary TV comedy troupe The State. He has appeared in Reno 911!, The Ten, VH1′s Best Week Ever, Stella, and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. He has written for Blue Man Group and served as the Artistic Director of The PIT. Kevin recently founded TheStoryStudio.org – a storytelling school in New York that offers workshops for businesses and individuals.

COURTNEY MAUM is a humor columnist for Electric Literature and a writer for Adult Swim. Her work has also appeared online in Tin House, The Rumpus, Thought Catalog, Bomb Magazine, and many others. A frequent reader at NY-based series and a Literary Death Match champion, Courtney is currently working on a collection of comic fiction. Find her on Twitter at @cmaum or at her satirical Department of Homeland Security feed:  @githomesafe.

TYLER COATES is currently an editor at BlackBook magazine, and his writing has been published on The Awl, Capital New York, Gothamist, The Hairpin, This Recording, and Yahoo, among others. He lives in Brooklyn.  




BEN LILLIE is a high-energy particle physicist and the co-founder and director of The Story Collider. He is also a Moth StorySLAM champion, writes for TED, and likes to say that life is different now, largely because it is.  

GREG OLEAR  is the author of the novels Fathermucker and Totally Killer, the senior editor of The Nervous Breakdown, and the founding editor of The Weeklings. He lives in New Paltz, N.Y.