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.



Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

So listen: I am channeling Patty Hearst for the theme of this show. Maybe if I think about her real hard she'll simply saunter in to How I Learned this month. Oprah says that shit really works. MANIFEST.

The How I Learned Series Presents:
HOW I LEARNED TO STICK TO MY GUNS

Featuring:
ADAM WADE
(The Moth)
TEDDY WAYNE
(Kapitoil)
CAMMI CLIMACO
(Ask Me Stories)
J. HOLTHAM
(New Dramatists)
JENNY RUBIN
(Shit Native New Yorkers Say)

Creator, Producer + Host
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY 

Intern
LYRA SMITH 

Wednesday, May 23rd, 8pm (Doors at 7)
HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE
302 Broome Street 
Between Forsyth + Eldridge 
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand  
FREE

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ADAM WADE is originally from New Hampshire.  He is a 18 time Moth StorySLAM winner and 2 time GrandSLAM champion.  He's been seen on Comedy Central and ESPN, featured in The NY Times and Time Out New York, has written for The NY Times, The NY Press, and Glamour Magazine.  His internet home is: adamwade.com

TEDDY WAYNE is the author of the novels The Love Song of Jonny Valentine (Free Press, Spring 2013) and Kapitoil (Harper Perennial), for which he won the 2011 Whiting Writers' Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Timesthe Wall Street Journal, Vanity FairMcSweeney's, and elsewhere. (Photo: Rory Gunderson)

CAMMI CLIMACO is an artist and storyteller who has performed on Risk!, The Moth, Story Collider, Soundtrack Series, BTK Band, and many other shows. Her work has been shown internationally and she is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute of Art. She is also the co-host and co-producer of Ask Me Stories.
 
JENNY RUBIN is a native New Yorker, writer, comedian, and storyteller known for her wry observations and genuine mix of tragedy and comedy.  She has been hosting and producing her own comedy shows since 2003 and has appeared on ABC, WE TV and LOGO and IFC.  You may also recognize Jenny from the recent viral hit video Shit Native New Yorkers Say.  Jenny is also currently working on her memoirs about growing up in New York City. (Photo: Anya Garrett)

J. HOLTHAM's plays include: January 2ndTogethernessThe Rust AgeCollege Town and Creative Writing. His work has been seen at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, [the claque], Red Fern Theatre Company, Resonance Theatre EnsembleWilliamstown Theatre Festival, the Vital Theatre, New Dramatists, the 24Seven Lab, and others. He also has a webseries called In The ‘Wood. He is a two-time finalist for the National Ten-Minute Play contest, and a co-founder of The New Black Fest. He blogs as 99 Seats at Parabasis, and other places. He is a proud product of the NY/NJ public education systems.