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Being Funny

As writers, it’s very hard to make people laugh. Yet if you can be funny on the page, readers will follow you almost anywhere. In this generative class encompassing both fiction and memoir, we’ll discuss what makes comedy such a powerful artistic tool to tell memorable, moving stories. To that end, we’ll do in-class writing, workshop some pre-existing pieces you wish were funnier, and look at genius-level funny writing by authors such as George Saunders, Maria Semple. Caroline Blackwood, and Martin Amis.

Instructor: Michael Shilling

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 02/24/2015

End Date: 03/31/2015

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$220.50 Member Price:
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$245.00 General Price:

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Michael Shilling

Michael Shilling is the author of Rock Bottom, a novel published by Little, Brown. The musical adaptation of the book was staged in 2014 by the Landless Theater Company. His stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices.

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