Since 2009, How I Learned has featured some of the best live storytelling, comedy, and readings in New York City. It all happens a couple of times a year, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you'll have the best night of you life on those nights, repeatedly.


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.