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Mining Darkness for Light: The Art of Humorous Memoir [Courtenay Hameister]

“The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.” ~ Mark Twain

The strange and magical thing about humor is that its roots are often in sadness, shame, anger, frustration or humiliation. The stories we find the funniest are the ones in which the teller reveals something deeply vulnerable, but finds a way to mine the absurd even from their darkest moments. In this workshop, we’ll reveal ways in which you can do this in your own life—ways to gain perspective and the massive benefits of reframing one’s experience, both to your writing and your life.