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.

1. Toss your name in the hat for a chance to tell a 5-minute "how I learned..." story.

2. Get friendly, constructive feedback from a rotating panel of seasoned coaches who may or may not be liquored up at any given time during the show. No scores.

3. At night's end, someone will be crowned "Best in Show" and receive fabulous prizes. (Probably just verbal accolades and a bag of chocolates from Duane Reade. Maybe Rite-Aid.) 

Next Best In Show:


At The 
Gotham Storytelling Festival
Under St. Mark's Theater
94 St. Mark's Place, NYC

Brad Lawrence


Erin Barker
(Co-producer and host, The Story Collider)
Cyndi Freeman
(Co-producer and performer, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque)
Cammi Climaco
(Co-Producer and Host, Ask Me Stories)

Blaise Allysen Kearsley

NOTE: Best In Show is currently on hiatus. Stay tuned for updates and thanks for coming out and being a part of it!

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Previously Crowned Best In Show:

Marc Abbott / Jefferson / Justin McElway / Michelle Onufrak / Mark Sam Rosenthal / Julie Threlkeld / Steve Whyte / Sandi Marx

Past Coaches:
Peter Aguero (The Moth) / Erin Barker (Story Collider) / Micaela Blei (The Moth) / Andy Christie (The Liar Show) / Cammi Climaco (Ask Me Stories) / David Crabb (Bad Kid) / Kerri Doherty (Geeking Out) / Leslie Goshko (Sideshow Goshko) / Katherine Lanpher (Al Jazeera America) / Jiji Lee (Split Personality) / Jim O'Grady (WNYC) / Mark Sam Rosenthal (Comedy Central) / Andy Ross (Real Characters) /  Dana Rossi (The Soundtrack Series) / Tracy Rowland (Moth GrandSLAM) / Rosie Schaap (Drinking With Men) / Michael Sharkey (M. Sharkey Photography) / Diana Spechler (Who By Fire) Ted Travelstead (Vanity Fair) / Aaron Wolfe (The Moth Radio Hour)

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