The How I Learned Series Presents:
HOW I LEARNED TO CHILL THE F@#K OUT ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS
(The Book of Dahlia)
(Co-Host, The Story Collider)
(It Gets Betterish)
(The Buddha Walks Into a Bar)
(This American Life)
Created, Produced + Hosted by
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY
ELISA ALBERT is the author of The Book of Dahlia (a novel) and How This Night is Different (stories), and the editor of an anthology of essays about siblings. She teaches at Columbia, works on her new novel, and is mom to a small child.
ERIN BARKER is a writer and a copy editor who has worked with more than a hundred novels, including several New York Times bestsellers. If you catch her after the show, she will gladly explain to you the difference between who and whom. She is a producer and host of New York's only science storytelling show, The Story Collider, as well as editor of its online magazine, and she performs monthly with her storytelling team, Mimsy, at the Pacific Standard. She is a recent Moth GrandSLAM champion.
ELIOT GLAZER is a comedian and writer. He is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and is an Assistant Editor at New York Magazine online. His web series, It Gets Betterish, can be found online at itgetsbetterish.com.
LODRO RINZLER is the author of the new book The Buddha Walks into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation. He is a practitioner and teacher of meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. His writing is regularly featured on the Huffington Post, the Good Men Project, Interdependence Project, and Shambhala Sun. One time, the drummer of Vampire Weekend called him "super smooth."
JEFF SIMMERMON is a writer and storyteller who regularly appears at shows around New York. He has written for Vice Magazine, appeared onstage at the Moth's GrandSlam, and on This American Life. He also runs a blog packed full of stories, art, and other weirdness at www.andiamnotlying.com. And even though he's been writing for years, he never gets any better at doing these bios.
HOW I LEARNED is a live, monthly series featuring writers, storytellers, comedians, bloggers and other raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, unlearned, re-learned and taken with a grain of salt, a spoonful of sugar or maybe a cocktail. (Or three.) 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 is a writer, artist, storyteller and the creator, curator, producer and host of How I Learned, and she also does some other stuff, too. She has appeared on The Story Collider, Steamboat Humor Series, Mortified, Cringe, Literary Death Match and In The Flesh, among others. She was recently awarded a writing fellowship in Northern Vermont where, among other things, she got electrocuted and maybe almost killed a horse. Visit her at your own risk at bazima.com.
Official Website: http://www.howilearnedseries.com
Added by How I Learned Series on February 7, 2012