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How I Learned, recently called the "Berlitz of bad behavior," returns in January with its first show of 2011, marking the series' two-year anniversary. There may be party hats. Don't miss it. Happy New Year!

The How I Learned Series, Celebrating its 2nd Anniversary, Presents:

(Alice Fantastic; Spoken Word Unplugged)
(God Says No; The Literary Review)
(The Moth; The Liar Show)
(AKA...Pants; Cringe)

PLUS! Party Favors, Book Giveaways + A SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST!

Created, Produced + Hosted by

MAGGIE ESTEP has published seven books of fiction, three of which keep getting optioned for TV and film and then never getting made. She is currently at work on a book about female gangsters and the founding of the ASPCA in 1868 Manhattan. She divides her time between Arkansas and Woodstock, NY.

JAMES HANNAHAM's first novel, God Says No (McSweeney's 2009) was a finalist for a Lambda Book Award and named an honor book by the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Awards. His stories have been published in The Literary Review, Open City, One Story, and will soon appear in Fence, Makeout Creek and possibly ESPN. No, really. His criticism and journalism have appeared in The Village Voice, Spin and Salon.com and have been reprinted in Best African American Essays and Best Sex Writing. He has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo among many others, and he teaches creative writing at Pratt and The New School.

RYAN BRITT's writing has been published in Opium Magazine, Clarkesworld Magazine, Soon Quarterly, The Rumpus and Nerve.com. As a performer, he has told stories on stage with The Liar Show, Stripped Stories, The Show and Tell Reading Series and The Moth. Two plays written by Ryan have been produced in NYC. He also directed his most recent play at the 45th Street Theatre in Manhattan. He was recently accepted into the 2011 Sirenland Writing Workshop in Positano, Italy. He contributes regularly to the blog Tor.com and lives in Brooklyn.

AMY SHAPIRO (known to some as Soapy Titties) is living the motherfucking American dream in Brooklyn, NY. After being fired for the 3rd time in 10 years (2nd time in 1 year), she decided to retire at the age of 35. It was at that time that she stopped blogging (soapyt.blogspot.com), started waiting tables at a small Basque restaurant in Gay Chelsea and took to standing up in front of audiences telling stories and jokes in the hopes of getting laid. For a good time you can catch her monthly variety show AKA...Pants at the Parkside Lounge on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, which she co-hosts with Alison Leiby and Karen Freer. You can also check out Amy's threads on Facebook if you are a friend of a friend and add her. Other than that, Amy enjoys a simple life of baking, playing with her dolls and watching Hoarders and Intervention.


HOW I LEARNED is a monthly series featuring writers, storytellers, comedians, bloggers and performers as chosen by hostess Blaise Allysen Kearsley based primarily on personal hygiene and make-out prowess. Offering fact, fiction and everything in between, How I Learned happens every fourth Wednesday, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.

BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY (also known as BLAISE K because she's lazy) is a writer, a former blogger and a sometime photographer, as well as the creator, curator, producer and host of How I Learned. Her writing has appeared in Nerve, Vice and other places perhaps not worth mentioning. She has told and read stories at PS122, Lolita, Bowery Poetry Club and Union Hall, and in Mortified, Cringe, Literary Death Match, Show and Tell and In The Flesh. In 2009, she received a writing fellowship in Northern Vermont where, among other things, she got electrocuted and maybe almost killed a horse. Visit her online at www.bazima.com.

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Added by How I Learned Series on December 29, 2010