Comedic Storytelling

with Margot Leitman

Genres: Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Memoir, Essay

Online

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: May 7, 2023
End Date: May 7, 2023
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
3 seats left!
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

Students should finish this class with a basic concept of how to make painful, strange, or even mundane experiences from their life funny. They'll learn to dig inside their own lives to find humorous and relatable material that unifies an audience. Instructor Margot Leitman will work with each student to hone the stories in their head to a performable place. Students will leave knowing how to structure a story for comedic oral purposes.

Margot Leitman

Margot Leitman

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Margot Leitman is an award-winning storyteller, best-selling author, speaker and teacher. A former story scout for "This American Life," she is considered a leading expert in the growing field of storytelling. Leitman has written two books on the subject: the best-selling, Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need and her latest What’s Your Story? A Workbook For the Storyteller in All of Us both from Sasquatch Books. Her comedic memoir, Gawky: Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase is available from Seal Press/Perseus Books

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