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The How I Learned Series Presents HOW I LEARNED TO EAT CAKE: STORIES ABOUT BIRTHDAYS
Feb 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm| 6 - 10
(Author, The Art of Eating In / Host, Eat Your Words)
(Writer / Storyteller, The Moth; RISK!)
(Writer, New York Times; The Guardian)
(Comedian, Lifetime, Animal Planet)
(Performer / Producer, Modern Stories)
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY
$6 in Advance / $10 Day of the Show
CATHY ERWAY is the author of the memoir, The Art of Eating In (Gotham/Penguin, 2010), which was based on her quest to not go to restaurants for two years, and most recently, The Food of Taiwan, a cookbook on the cuisine of her mother’s homeland (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). She’s been writing about food, sustainable agriculture and DIY lifestyle at her blog, NotEatingOutinNewYork.com and elsewhere for 10 years and is the host of the Heritage Radio Network podcast, Eat Your Words.
DREW PROCHASKA is a Brooklyn-based writer/performer and two-time Moth StorySlam winner, who has been featured on the RISK! and Stories in Session podcasts. Drew was the creator of the SPOILER Comedy Film Project, a bi-annual film night featuring original films by some of today’s top comedy stars. A graduate of The Tisch School of Arts Dramatic Writing Program, Drew’s writing was regularly featured on the website of Running with Scissors author Augusten Burroughs.
MIKKI HALPIN has been a writer and/or editor for The Cut, Glamour, Refinery29, the New York Times, The Guardian, The Awl, and elsewhere. She is the author of three books including The Geek Handbook and Green Clean.
RACHAEL PARENTA is an emotionally inappropriate comedian. She’s been seen on Lifetime, Animal Planet, and the Discovery Channel. She’s a former co-host of Sports Ball on TWIB.FM and the creator of the podcast Football Laces. When not performing Ms. Parenta writes short and full-length plays. She has also contributed to Gawker and the 2009 anthology What Was I Thinking?! alongside Carrie Fisher.
JULIE THRELKELD is a writer and storyteller. She is also the host and producer of the podcast Modern Stories Mix and performs in storytelling shows and festivals in and around New York City.
THE HOW I LEARNED SERIES features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a rotating theme. It’s been named one of “Five Best NYC Storytelling Shows” by Time Out New York, and CBS New York calls it one of the “Best Comedy Shows Hosted by Funny Women.” It should be added that they also said, “host Blaise Allysen Kearsley keeps it AWKWARDLY funny.” The series has been featured in the New York Times, the Observer, Electric Literature, Brooklyn Magazine, Tin House, Village Voice, The L Magazine, Splitsider, and elsewhere. Born on the Lower East Side in 2009, the show now takes place in Brooklyn every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you’ll have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.