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The How I Learned Series Presents

(Tasteful Nudes)
(The Hard Questions)
(Love at First Bark)
(He Who Laughs: Or, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Intimacy)
(Moth StorySLAM)

Creator, Producer + Host



DAVE HILL is a writer, performer, rock star, actor, comedian, and now author. His book, Tasteful Nudes... and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation, a collection of personal essays, was published this month. He has written for The New York Times, Salon, The Huffington Post, and many others. He is a regular contributor to NPR's This American Life and has also appeared on Comedy Central, BBC America, and Adult Swim. Dave wrote Tasteful Nudes mainly to make people laugh and maybe touch a few hearts. And if it ends up leading to sex for him, well that's just a bonus.

SUSAN PIVER is the bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. A student of Buddhism since 1995, Susan teaches workshops on meditation, relationships, and creativity and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show, among others. In 2011, she launched The Open Heart Project to teach anyone who would like to how to meditate. It has blossomed into a community of 4,500 practitioners.

JULIE KLAM has written for Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, and for the VH1 television show Pop-Up Video. She is the author of Please Excuse My Daughter, Love at First Bark, and You Had Me at Woof.

ISAAC OLIVER's plays includes Electra in a One-Piece, Eddie Goshen is Dead, Long Dirty Jokes, and the short script Come Here, a 2011 New York Innovative Theatre Award winner. His poetry has been published in The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities, a Knopf anthology. Isaac regularly performs a solo storytelling show, Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot at Ars Nova.

BRIDGET O'NEILL is a recovering photographer turned writer, performer, and storyteller. She is the co-producer and correspondent for "Off The Record" for The Soundtrack Series, a Moth StorySLAM winner, and she has performed throughout NYC and beyond, appearing in The Next Chapter, Real Characters, Ask Me Stories, and The Story Collider, among others.


HOW I LEARNED is a live series featuring writers, storytellers, comedians, bloggers, and other raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, unlearned, relearned -- or in process. It all happens once a month, and sometimes more than that, which just basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights repeatedly.

BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY is a writer and storyteller as well as the creator, producer, and host of The How I Learned Series, and she also does some other stuff, too. She's appeared on The Rejection Show, The Liar Show, The Soundtrack Series, The Story Collider, Steamboat, Mortified, Cringe, and Literary Death Match, among others. Her writing was published in several places, a long time ago, that are perhaps not worth mentioning by name right now. One time, she was awarded a writing fellowship in Vermont where she got electrocuted and maybe almost killed a horse. Visit her at your own risk at bazima.com.

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Added by How I Learned Series on June 6, 2012