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.



ON SEPTEMBER 30TH BRING YOUR FLOATIES!



















Join us on the last day of September while I host this show in full denial that summer's over. I'm serious, you guys; I might wear a bikini top and jorts. We're gonna get to Walley World if it kills us. 

The How I Learned Series Presents
HOW I LEARNED ON MY SUMMER VACATION

Featuring:
AMANDA MELSON
(Humor Writer / Last Comic Standing)
ALEX EDELMAN
(Comedian / Writer, The Atlantic)
ELISA ALBERT
(Author, The Book of Dahlia; How This Night is Different)
ADAM WADE
(The Moth Radio Hour; NPR's "This American Life")
TIM MANLEY
(Storyteller / Author, Fairytales for Twenty-Somethings)

Hosted By:
Blaise Allysen Kearsley

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014
8:00PM / Doors at 7:30
UNION HALL
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
(Between 5th and 6th Aves)
R to Union / F to 4th + 9th
Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic
$6 in advance / $10 at the door

AMANDA MELSON is a comedian and writer who wrote for the late Greg Giraldo and has contributed to "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live. She competed in Last Comic Standing and performs comedy in many of New York City's finest basements. She once got sent to the principal for excessive eye rolling. Still a problem.

ALEX EDELMAN went to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his debut show, Millennial, and walked away with the coveted Best Newcomer Award in comedy. He's considered one of New York's promising "one to watch" comedians. Alex has performed in Spain, France, and Israel where he founded The Comedy Basement and he's been featured on NPR with Brian LehrerHe started acting, writing, and doing standup when he was fifteen. He's still super-young. (Photo Credit: Idil Sukan idilweb)

ELISA ALBERT is the author of The Book of Dahlia, How This Night is Different, and editor of the anthology, Freud's Blind Spot. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Salon, Time Magazine, The Rumpus, Tablet, The Los Angeles Review of Books, on NPR, and in several anthologies.

 
ADAM WADE is a 20-time Moth champion. He's been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and NPR's "All Things Considered." He's appeared on RISK!, Hot Tub, and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, among many other live shows. His monthly solo show, The Adam Wade From New Hampshire Show, has been featured in Time Out New York and the New York Times. He gave a talk at TEDx PennQuarter on reinventing storytelling, and he most recently appeared in an episode of Inside Amy Schumer.

TIM MANLEY is the author and illustrator of Fairy Tales For Twenty-Somethings. He has won The Moth StorySLAM, taught high school English at New York City's School of the Future, served as a mentor with the PEN American Center's Prison Writing Program, and officiated eight weddings.