Promoting or looking for book clubs, calls for submissions, contests, or writing services? Community Postings

Just Humor Me: Three Funny Techniques for Prose

Date: 12/8/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Multigenre

Pricing:
• Regular: $52.50
• Member: $47.25
• Low-Income: $36.75


Whether you're a wisecracker, class clown, or corporate accountant, mastering three techniques will help you understand why good jokes work. This class aims to help prose writers—essayists, novelists, and other degenerates—get laugh-track-level responses.

To do so, we'll look at a few examples of humor in fiction and nonfiction, then break down what's going on in each and where the three techniques are working. A few prompts will give you practice in each technique, while an ending writing session will help you bring it all together to start a new story or essay. We will be sharing and commenting on each other's work, but "workshopping" will be kept to a minimum.

Just bring your notebook and $3 for copies.