How I Learned is pleased to present:
HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE IN NEW YORK
(Harper's, Author of Gary Benchley, Rock Star)
(Zog's Place, Sweet)
(Moth StorySLAM winner)
BROOKE VAN POPPELEN
(NY is Retarded)
Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY
PAUL FORD is an editor at Harper's Magazine, where among other things he runs the website. His novel Gary Benchley, Rock Star was published by Plume in 2005, and he has written for TheMorningNews.org, NPR's All Things Considered, and the National Information Standards Organization's Information Standards Quarterly. He is the sole proprietor of Ftrain.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Mo and the obligatory cats.
SETH HERZOG is the veteran New York City comedian who, for several years, had the distinction of calling himself the "Master of a very tiny, but super sweet domain." His home and home office was a 12'x5' studio apartment in midtown which was the subject of the film Zog's Place in 2001. Seth is the host of Sweet, the long-running weekly downtown comedy show often starring his mom, and is the creator of Seth Herzog's Night of Fun at Comix. He has also appeared in the films The Baxter, Role Models and The Ten, as well as on Chapelle's Show and VH1's Best Week Ever.
BRAD LAWRENCE is a writer, storyteller, actor, burlesque performer, producer, and a good son originally from St. Louis, Missouri and now residing in Brooklyn. He and his wife are responsible for Stories at The Creek and The Thursday Show at Identity Lounge. He is a Moth StorySLAM winner, the author of the critically acclaimed one man show Monsters In The Wood, and a regular guest at The BTK Band, The Liar Show, Speakeasy Stories, and anywhere that the performers get paid in drink tickets.
BROOKE VAN POPPELEN writes for Lemondrop.com, was recently nominated as an Emerging Comic of NYC, and, from time to time, skips town to feature in clubs around the country. Excerpts from her blog, NY is Retarded (nyisretarded.blogspot.com), have appeared in an array of print publications, and she will be starring in her first ever one woman show this November in NYC.
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY (also known as BLAISE K because she's lazy) is a writer, photographer and veteran blogger (who doesn't really blog anymore, actually). She has appeared at PS 122, Lolita, Bowery Poetry Club, Freddy's, Lucky 13 and The Tank at Collective Unconscious. Her writing has been published by Nerve, Vice and The Black Table, among others, as well as in the books Mortified and Cringe. She believes 2009 might be the year she finishes writing her novel, but she also has a lot of YouTube videos to catch up on.
Learn more about the series at: www.howilearnedathappyending.blogspot.com
Added by How I Learned Series on September 8, 2009