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.



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Look, I Can't Explain

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

It's just stories about things that are, you know, complex. You understand.


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The How I Learned Series Presents
HOW I LEARNED IT'S COMPLICATED

Featuring:
DAVE HILL
(Tasteful Nudes)
SUSAN PIVER
(The Hard Questions)
JULIE KLAM
(Love at First Bark)
ISAAC OLIVER
(He Who Laughs: Or, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Intimacy)
BRIDGET O'NEILL
(Moth StorySLAM)

Wednesday, June 27th8pm
HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street
Between Forsyth + Eldridge
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand
FREE

Creator, Producer + Host
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Intern
LYRA SMITH

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DAVE HILL is a writer, performer, rock star, actor, comedian, and now author. His book, Tasteful Nudes... and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation,  a collection of personal essays, was published this month. He has written for The New York Times, Salon, The Huffington Post, and many others. He is a regular contributor to NPR'sThis American Life and has also appeared on Comedy Central, BBC America, and Adult Swim. Dave wrote  Tasteful Nudesmainly to make people laugh and maybe touch a few hearts. And if it ends up leading to sex for him, well that's just a bonus.


SUSAN PIVER is the bestselling author of six books, includingThe Hard Questions and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. A student of Buddhism since 1995, Susan teaches workshops on meditation, relationships, and creativity and has appeared onThe Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show, among others. In 2011, she launched The Open Heart Project to teach anyone who would like to how to meditate. It has blossomed into a community of 4,500 practitioners.



JULIE KLAM has written for Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, and for the VH1 television show Pop-Up Video. She is the author of Please Excuse My Daughter, Love at First Bark, and You Had Me at Woof, and the forthcoming Friendkeeping: The Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without. Along with Ann Leary and Laura Zigman, she is a co-host of the weekly NPR radio show Hash Hags.


ISAAC OLIVER's plays includes Electra in a One-Piece, Eddie Goshen is Dead, Long Dirty Jokes, and the short scriptCome Here, a 2011 New York Innovative Theatre Award winner. His poetry has been published in The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities, a Knopf anthology. Isaac regularly performs a solo storytelling show, Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot at Ars Nova.


BRIDGET O'NEILL is a recovering photographer turned writer, performer, and storyteller. She is the co-producer and correspondent for "Off The Record" for The Soundtrack Series,a Moth StorySLAM winner, and she has performed throughout NYC and beyond, appearing in The Next Chapter, Real Characters, Ask Me Stories, and The Story Collider, among others. 





Also, here's this event on the Facebooks, FYI, if you're into that.