The How I Learned Series features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a different theme. It all happens every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.



FOUR!

March 4th, 2013

Here are photos, taken by Jesse Chan-Norris, to prove we had fun at last month's 4 year anniversary show. We totally did. Evidence!

KAMBRI CREWS, author of Burn Down The Ground, on smuggling gum in to a prison where her deaf father was incarcerated.
Storyteller and writer for the United Nations, ELICIA BERGER waxes off on her awkward excursion to a Buddhist monastery.
Here's me in my anniversary tiara saying something that at least KATHERINE LANPHER thinks is funny. That's How I Learned Assistant Producer LYRA SMITH behind me, also in a tiara.
Some people in the audience (like that guy in the background) wore bright blue party hats for the anniversary because LYRA asked them to and she was kind of a bully about it. Don't mess with Texas. Or wherever she's from. Nashville, I think.
 DAVID CRABB, writer, storyteller, co-creator of Ask Me Stories and sometime host of The Moth, tells a true tale he describes as "kind of gothy, Halloweeny." That's what I like to hear. Plus, he brought me flowers, so yeah.

Writer and performer TED TRAVELSTEAD talks about a (fake) novel called My Donkey, excerpted from his new book, The Petraeus Files: All the Photos, Chats, Poems, and Other Super-Secret Emails They Don't Want You To See. The book My Donkey is a book for children that's highly inappropriate for children.
In honor of How I Learned's 4th anniversary, KATHERINE LANPHER--journalist, broadcaster, author and host extraordinaire--told a story about throwing her parents a party for their 60th wedding anniversary. Committed to the bit, she wore a vintage apron.

That was a great time we had. Let's have another great time, say, on March 27th. Does that work? The theme will be How I Learned To Let Go. Details forthcoming. You'll love them.