New Class!

The Joke’s on You: The Serious Work Of Using Humor in Your Writing

Friday, April 19th, from 10:30am-1:30pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

Do you enjoy reading humorous writing but wonder how to make your own work funnier? Sadly, it's impossible, since being funny is a natural gift that only very few magical people are born with. Just kidding—it's actually a simple craft issue. One that writers can work to improve just like any other. In this class we'll study the building blocks of humor and examples from the masters in fiction and nonfiction, looking at what makes them succeed and identifying their techniques. Then we'll learn to incorporate these techniques into our own writing without making it too "jokey." Feel free to come with a short excerpt of your writing (500 words or less) that you'd like to improve and we'll do a short in-class exercise, then pick one or two to workshop as a group. 

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Stephen Macone
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  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Interactive"


  • Concept Development
  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Reading
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • Generate New Work


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry

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