Description of Class
(Please note the change of date.)
Humor is a quality all too frequently absent from even the best writing, as if “funny” and “deep” are mutually exclusive. In this single-session workshop led by Rebekah Frumkin (THE COMEDOWN), we will learn how to cast off our notions of literary propriety and make our readers laugh.
First, we will familiarize ourselves with various techniques of humor writing, including parody, farce, hyperbole, incongruity, irony, and puns. We will learn how writers have used gallows humor to face hopeless situations and political humor to face election results.
Next, we will choose a few humor techniques with which to construct short, funny pieces. We will write, critique in small groups, and gather back together to share our finished work. Finally, we will conclude with a discussion about expansion, revision, and publication.
You will leave with some funny words of your own, a better understanding of what makes readers chuckle, and a goofy grin plastered across your face.Top