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.



UP NEXT: No Bullshit.

Breaking it down. Giving it to you straight. Not even playing. Guys, seriously. This is very serious. 

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The How I Learned Series Presents
HOW I LEARNED TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Featuring:
BARATUNDE THURSTON
(How To Be Black)
DAVID CRABB
(Bad Kid)
KERRI DOHERTY
(I Like You, Maude)
RUPINDER GILL
(On The Outside Looking Indian)
ARYN KYLE
(Boys and Girls Like You and Me)

Creator, Producer + Host:
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY
Intern:
LYRA SMITH

Wednesday, August 22nd
8pm / Doors open 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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BARATUNDE THURSTON is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack & Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion. His book, How to Be Black, is a New York TimesBestseller and was published by Harper in February 2012. Basically, he's a smart, funny, extremely handsome dude.

DAVID CRABB is a performer, writers, storyteller, and 2-time MothSLAM champion. He is the co-creator of the live storytelling series ASK ME, and has told stories at RISK!, Stripped Stories, The Soundtrack Series, and The Story Collider. David is a member of NYC's Axis Company Theatre where his solo show, Bad Kid, was named a New York Times Critics' Pick. He teaches storytelling at The PIT and Kevin Allison's The Story Studio. He generally dislikes sorcerers, dragons, and anything having to do with "wizardry."

KERRI DOHERTY is a humor writer and storyteller. She's written for Adult Swim's blog, and is the Managing Editor of the Brooklyn-based blog Fucked in Park Slope. She's performed at storytelling shows all over the city, including The Soundtrack Series, The Story Collider and on the RISK!podcast. Kerri currently hosts two shows in Park Slope: a storySLAM called I Like You, Maude on the third Tuesday of every month at The Tea Lounge, and a bi-monthly comedy and storytelling show called Geeking Out at Union Hall. [Photo: Spencer Ritenour]

RUPINDER GILL is a staff writer for the comedy program This Hour Has 22 Minutes and has written for The Rumpus, McSweeney's, The Onion, and CBC Radio. Her first book, On The Outside Looking Indian, was shortlisted for Canada's Stephen Leacock Humor Medal. She is currently working on a new book. [Photo: Anna Lisa Sang]

ARYN KYLE is the author of the bestselling novel The God of Animals and the short story collection Boys and Girls Like You and Me. Her fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award and a National Magazineaward in fiction, and her work has been translated in eighteen languages.