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How I Learned: The Language of Love

Sep 25, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| $10

Blaise Allysen Kearsley’s How I Learned series features writers, storytellers, comics, 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. Featuring:

ROB SHEFFIELD is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of two national bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape: Love and Loss, One Song at a Time and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut. He also appears regularly on VH1. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

RACHEL SHERMAN’s stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Open City and n+1. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her first novel, Living Room, was released in 2009 to wide critical acclaim. She blogs for the Parenting Section of the Huffington Post.

SHARON SPELL is a southern-born fashion plate with an art degree who hosts The Big Shrink at the UCB Theatre East and has been seen in videos by UCBComedy, The Onion, and on The Bio Channel (portraying Vince Neil’s Aunt Nelly). Her art has been seen in Paper mag and behind the scenes in Barney’s store windows.

ISAAC BUTLER is a writer, performer and occasional director. Most recently, he performed with The Soundtrack Series at Le Poisson Rouge and The Liar Show at Cornelia Street Cafe. His work has appeared in lots of places, including NarrativelyNY and Columbia: A Journal of Music and Art and American Theatre.

HILLARY REA is a comedian and storyteller, and the host of the storytelling shows Tell Me A Story and Fibber. She is a recent Moth StorySLAM winner and performs regularly with First Person Arts. She was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC.


Sep 25, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Union Hall
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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(718) 638-4400