Nonfiction, Essay

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: September 30, 2023
  • End Date: October 14, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Introductory, Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $180.00
  • Member Price: $162.00

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Mining Darkness for Light: The Art of Humorous Memoir

What makes humor strange and magical is that it is often rooted in sadness, anger, or shame. The writers we find funniest reveal deeply vulnerable truths while mining the absurd even from their darkest moments. In this workshop, we'll cover ways to do this in your own writing, strategies to help you gain perspective, and the benefits of reframing your experiences—both to your writing and your life.

No class date: 10/7/2023

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August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Courtenay Hameister

Courtenay Hameister


Courtenay Hameister is the former host of Live Wire and the author of Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things—Amazon Bestseller and Thurber Prize for American Humor finalist.