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.



HOW I LEARNED'S SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW! Plus A Tribute To Taylor Negron, January 28th, 2015

















How I Learned celebrates six years of awkward funtimes with five dynamite raconteurs telling true, personal stories. The theme? Anything related to birthdays and anniversaries... in any way. Like, even if it's just a minor detail and doesn't actually have that much to do with the story. Fuck the rules. We're six now and we're out of control. Come join us. Let's kick 2014 in the dick. Plus, we'll honor our late, great friend, Taylor Negron. Also, there will be some party favors and stuff like that, probably.


THE HOW I LEARNED SERIES
SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

Featuring:
ADAM WILSON
(Author, Flatscreen; What's Important Is Feeling)
JOEL KIM BOOSTER
(Playwright / Comedian, Paper Magazine's "10 Comics You Need To Know"; RISK!)
JEN SNOW
(Writer, VH1's Best Week Ever;  Artforum)
ALEX GALLAFENT
(Actor / Journalist, PRI's The World, TED.com)
CAMMI CLIMACO
(Writer / Storyteller, Splitsider; Ask Me Stories)

PLUS a Special Tribute To:
TAYLOR NEGRON (1957 - 2015)

Hosted By:
Blaise Allysen Kearsley

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2015
8:00PM / Doors at 7:30PM
UNION HALL
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
(Between 5th and 6th Aves)

R to Union St
B, Q to 7th Ave
F, G, R to 4th Ave - 9th St
2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B, D, N, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic / Barclays
$6 in advance / $10 at the door
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ADAM WILSON is the author of What's Important is Feeling (Harper Perennial, 2014) and Flatscreen (Harper Perennial, 2012), which was named an Indie Next Pick and an Amazon Book of The Month. He was recently included in Brooklyn Magazine's list of 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn.


CAMMI CLIMACO  is a visual artist, comedian, and storyteller who has performed on RISK! The Moth, The Story Collider, The Soundtrack Series, The BTK Band, and many other shows. Her work has been shown internationally and she is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute of Art. She is also the co-host and co-producer of Ask Me Stories with David Crabb.

ALEX GALLAFENT is a designer at IDEO New York. He's also a contributing correspondent for public radio's The World and the BBC World Service, and a contributing writer at TED.com. Alex trained in classical acting at LAMDA. He's performed and taught Shakespeare, composed music for plays in London's West End, and appeared in sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. His ongoing project, The Jonesonian Institution, is an online and onstage museum housing an archive of invented history.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian and writer who was named one of Paper Magazine's "10 Comics you Need To Know." He has been featured on Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and RISK!, along with numerous other comedy and storytelling shows around the city. His writing can be found all over the web at places like The Toast, Reductress, and Decider.

JEN SNOW is Director of Media and PR for Russ & Daughters. Previously, she worked as a Director of PR for 826NYC and The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., as an art critic, as a photographer, in an office at the Whitney Museum, and at the front desk of MOMA. She made shiva platters for Law & Order: SVU and for the film This is Where I Leave You. She played herself in the movie Lola Versus and on Louie. She writes the blog Things I Do Not Understand And Definitely Am Not Going To Talk About.

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TAYLOR NEGRON most recently wrote essays for xoJane, and appeared on How I Learned, The Moth, and at TEDx. His acting credits include Reno 911Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Aristocrats, Easy Money, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Better Off Dead, Punchline, and The Last Boy Scout. He was a founding member of L.A.'s seminal alt-comedy show Uncabaret. Taylor died on January 10th, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. 

Updated January 12th, 2015
Posted January 6th, 2015