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HOW I LEARNED WE ARE THOSE PEOPLE NOW: STORIES ABOUT PARENTING (OR NOT)
Sep 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $10
Stories about parenting and also other stuff because Blaise, your host, is not a parent. You’re welcome.
Brooklyn resident (and Russian immigrant) Eugene Mirman is a really great guy and comedian. Eugene has appeared on television, which is still a relevant medium for another few years. Some examples include: his own half hour special on Comedy Central, appearances on Conan O’Brien, a recurring role on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, Bob’s Burgers, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies, Lucy, Daughter of the Devil and the Adult Swim live action series Delocated.
CAROLYN CASTIGLIA is a comedian and writer who has been seen on Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, HLN, NickMom, and the corner looking confused. She hosts New York’s only live, late-night feminist talk show, Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia, and recently appeared on Sirius XM with John Fugelsang.
DANIEL NESTER is the author most recently of Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press 2015). Previous books include How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull, 2010), God Save My Queen I and II (Soft Skull, 2003 and 2004), and The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody, 2014), which he edited. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Morning News, The Rumpus, Best American Poetry, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, and Now Write! Nonfiction. www.danielnester.com
TARA CLANCY’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review Daily and The Rumpus. She is a Moth GrandSlam winner, occasional Moth host, and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, NPR’s Snap Judgment and Risk!. Her memoir, The Clancys of Queens, will be published by Crown this coming year.
CYNTHIA KAPLAN is the author of two acclaimed collections of essays, Why I’m Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, and has written humor for newspapers, magazines, TV and film. She has appeared in many plays and some films, including Pipe Dream, starring Mary-Louise Parker and Martin Donovan, which she also produced. She has also performed with her band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal, in clubs and theaters throughout the country.
ED GAVAGAN owns a design/build firm in Manhattan. He’s built homes and furniture for fancy people and humble folk on four continents, including The Moth headquarters in NYC. He’s shared his stories with live audiences across world, on the Moth Radio Hour, A&E Biography, TED, and elsewhere.
Blaise Allysen Kearsley
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY is the creator, producer and host of the How I Learned series. She’s also a Brooklyn based writer and storyteller who has performed all over New York and twice in New Orleans where they loved her because they drink a lot. Her writing has been published in VICE, The Weeklings, The Nervous Breakdown, two anthologies, and some other places which are perhaps not worth mentioning by name. One time, she was awarded a month-long writing fellowship in Vermont where she got electrocuted and maybe almost killed a horse. Visit her at your own risk at www.bazima.com.