HTBAF: Stitches

HTBAF: Stitches

How To Build A Fire: Stitches When: May 30th, 7pm Where: Open Source Gallery RSVP Now! What holds us together, binds us to one another? What dissolves us into side-aching laughter? How do we put ourselves back together after trauma or tragedy or adorn ourselves 

HTBAF: Coffee Klatch

HTBAF: Coffee Klatch

Welcome to Season 10 of How to Build a Fire! Season 10! Hundreds of stories have been shared around the Open Source campfire, and this new season will continue the tradition of sharing and love created by poet Terence Degnan and fostered by Monika Wuhrer 

How To Build A Fire: February @ Puffin Cultural Forum

How To Build A Fire: February @ Puffin Cultural Forum

STORYTELLING Thursday, February 29th, 7-9pm @ Puffin Cultural Forum 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666-4111 (167 Bus from Port Authority) Register now! Themes: Leap of Faith and Leap into the Void It’s the final show for Season 9 of How to Build a Fire. 

How To Build A Fire: January @ Open Source Gallery

How To Build A Fire: January @ Open Source Gallery

STORYTELLING Thursday, January 25th, 7-9pm @ Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 January at Open Source feels like hibernation. There is no show in the gallery this month, so we look inward, wrapping ourselves in our stories and ideas. The theme for 

How To Build A Fire (December) @ Open Source Gallery

How To Build A Fire (December) @ Open Source Gallery

STORYTELLING Thursday, December 21st, 7-9pm @ Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Theme: Kujichagulia: Self Determination December at Open Source is How to Build a Fire and Open Kitchen, a simple dinner for community members spiced up with storytelling! The HTBAF hosts 

How To Build A Fire (November) @ Open Source Gallery

How To Build A Fire (November) @ Open Source Gallery

STORYTELLING Thursday, November 30th, 7-9pm @ Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Theme: Grace This month, How to Build a Fire will be surrounded by Gwenyth Chao’s, Compos(t)ing Spaces. Chao is interested in biomaterials, in taking what is seen as refuse and 

How To Build A Fire (October) @ Open Source Gallery

How To Build A Fire (October) @ Open Source Gallery

STORYTELLING Thursday, October 26th, 7-9pm @ Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Theme: Compose This month, How to Build a Fire’s stories will be told as Gwenyth Chao’s project, Compos(t)ing Spaces is installed in the gallery. The exhibition will include an experimental 

How to Build A Fire (September) @ Open Source Gallery

How to Build A Fire (September) @ Open Source Gallery

STORYTELLING Thursday, September 28th, 7pm-9pm @ Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Theme: Unity – I Am You, and Vibrations The exhibit at Open Source this month is “Valley of Unity,” which is based on a passage from Attar of Nishapur’s The 

How To Build A Fire (August) @ Open Source Gallery

How To Build A Fire (August) @ Open Source Gallery

Thursday, August 17th, 7pm-9pm Where: Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 What: Theme: hiatus/ breathe 4 x 15 min Stories This month, the gallery is an open space – no installation, just us and our tall tales. It’s August, there’s a chunk 

HOW TO BUILD A FIRE (JULY) @ OPEN SOURCE GALLERY

HOW TO BUILD A FIRE (JULY) @ OPEN SOURCE GALLERY

Thursday, July 27th, 7pm-9pm Where: Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 What: Theme: Evolution 4 x 15 min Stories This month, the gallery is all about “Precipitate,” a project by SCOPE, and our HTBAF theme is “evolution.” How will the future unfold? 

How To Build A Fire (June) @ Open Source Gallery

How To Build A Fire (June) @ Open Source Gallery

Thursday, June 22nd, 7pm-9pm Note: HTBAF happens USUALLY every last Thursday of each month! Just this month it is a week earlier. Where: Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 What: Theme: Scope 4 x 15 min Stories An open gallery.* A space 

How To Build A Fire (May) @ Open Source Gallery

How To Build A Fire (May) @ Open Source Gallery

Thursday, May 25th, 7pm-9pm Note: HTBAF happens every last Thursday of each month! Where: Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 What: Theme: Interwoven 4 x 15 min Stories We continue to find ways to push back against the isolation and separation created 

How To Build A Fire (April) @ Open Source Gallery

How To Build A Fire (April) @ Open Source Gallery

Thursday, April 20th, 7pm-9pm Note: Usually, HTBAF happens every last Thursday of each month! Only April is a week earlier! Where: Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 What: 4 x 15 min Stories How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling 

HOW TO BUILD A FIRE (March) @ OPEN SOURCE GALLERY

HOW TO BUILD A FIRE (March) @ OPEN SOURCE GALLERY

When: Thursday March 30th, 7pm-9pm Note: HTBAF happens every last Thursday of each month! Where: Open Source Gallery 306 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 What: 4 x 15 min Stories How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling series where a diverse group of 

How To Build A Fire @ Puffin Foundation

How To Build A Fire @ Puffin Foundation

When: NOTE: corrected date: Friday Feb 24th, 7pm-9pm  Where:  Puffin Cultural Forum 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666-4111 (167 Bus from Port Authority)  What: 4 x 15 min Stories  How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling series where 

How to Build A Fire: Denver Butson and Malcolm Allen

How to Build A Fire: Denver Butson and Malcolm Allen

WHEN: Sept 30TH, 2022 8PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH) WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY ON ZOOM (Meeting ID: 814 6461 8804) WHO: Denver Butson and Malcolm Allen Note: There is unfortunately a small break in Malcom Allen’s story  due to internet problems. 

How To Build A Fire: Andrew Steiner

How To Build A Fire: Andrew Steiner

WHEN: August 26TH, 2022 8PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH) WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY AND ON ZOOM (MEETING ID: 848 7269 0991) but you will miss out on zoom – in person is so much better !!! WHO: Andrew Steiner   Andrew Steiner won Best 

How to Build a Fire (July): Malcolm Allen

How to Build a Fire (July): Malcolm Allen

WHEN: July 29TH, 2022 8PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH) WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY AND ON ZOOM (Meeting ID: 896 8777 0185) WHO: Malcolm Allen   Malcolm Allen manages a production warehouse in Brooklyn. where he lives with his wife, Sara, and daughters Ruth 

How To Build A Fire: Erin Parsons

How To Build A Fire: Erin Parsons

WHEN: JUNE 24TH, 2022 8PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)   WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY AND ON ZOOM (MEETING ID: 820 9151 4253) WHO: Erin Parsons Erin is a Real Estate Agent and Entrepreneur in Brooklyn. She spent fourteen years in event management, the restaurant 

How To Build A Fire: Keisha-Gaye Anderson

How To Build A Fire: Keisha-Gaye Anderson

WHEN: May 27TH, 2022 8PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)   WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY AND ON ZOOM (Meeting ID: 886 4482 5773) WHO: Keisha-Gaye Anderson I am Jamaican-born poet, writer, visual artist, and communications and marketing strategist based in Brooklyn, NY. My debut 

How To Build A Fire: Sanjana Nair

How To Build A Fire: Sanjana Nair

WHEN: APRIL 29TH, 2022 8PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)   WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY AND ON ZOOM (Meeting ID: 892 0295 3868) WHO: SANJANA NAIR Sanjana Nair is a tenured, full-time professor at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of 

How To Build A Fire: Lana Siebel

How To Build A Fire: Lana Siebel

WHEN: March 25TH, 2022 8:00 PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)   WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY (RSVP) AND ON ZOOM (MEETING ID: 897 8502 1740) WHO: LANA SIEBEL Lana Siebel performs all over the US, including NYC, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, 

How To Build A Fire: Terence Degnan

How To Build A Fire: Terence Degnan

WHEN: February 25TH, 2022 8PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)   WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY (RSVP) AND ON ZOOM (MEETING ID: 843 9904 7063) WHO: Terence Degnan has published two full-length books of poetry. His newest collection “I Can Wonder Anything” (Finishing Line, 2023) 

How To Build A Fire: Jen Fitzgerald

How To Build A Fire: Jen Fitzgerald

WHEN: JANUARY 28TH, 2022 8PM (LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH)   WHERE: IN PERSON AT OPEN SOURCE GALLERY (RSVP) AND ON ZOOM (MEETING ID: 892 1411 0865) WHO: Jen Fitzgerald is a poet, writer, photographer, activist and native New Yorker. She received her MFA in Poetry