How I Learned To Eat Cake: Stories About Birthdays

The How I Learned Series Presents:

How I Learned To Eat Cake: Stories About Birthdays

Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Cathy Erway, Rachael Parenta, Drew Prochaska, Julie Threlkeld, Anita Flores

Wed · February 24, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$6 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

The How I Learned Series
The How I Learned Series
HOW I LEARNED features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a rotating theme. It's been named one of "Five Best NYC Storytelling Series" 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 also 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.
Host Blaise Allysen Kearsley
Host 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.
Cathy Erway
Cathy Erway
Cathy Erway is the author of the memoir, The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove (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.
Rachael Parenta
Rachael Parenta
Rachael Parenta, 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.
Drew Prochaska
Drew Prochaska
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.
Julie Threlkeld
Julie Threlkeld
Julie Threlkeld is a writer, storyteller, and the producer and host of the podcast Modern Stories Mix, which presents one lovingly recorded and engineered story each episode from some of New York City's best storytellers. She also runs the city's most comprehensive calendar of storytelling events, found at ModernStories.com. She has written about anxiety for The New York Times and about the strange, obsessive world of professional distance running for Runner’s World and Running Times. Her own stories have been featured on the RISK! Show (and podcast), Talk Therapy Stories, The How I Learned Series and many others.
Anita Flores
Anita Flores
Anita Flores has written for Above Average, Nerve, Paste magazine, Portable TV, and Laughspin. She's performed at The Moth, Tom Shillue's Funny Story, and is currently on tour with Awkward Sex and the City. She has a Web series called Questionable Drawings where she asks comedians weird questions and animates their responses. Follow her on Twitter at @anitajewtina for important updates on pizza and Kelsey Grammar's career.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/