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How to Write for McSweeney’s (ONLINE)

All Levels | This four-week online course examines the key elements of writing brief, McSweeney’s-style pieces. It also explores publication options within the expanding humor-writing market. You might be encouraged to find that humor sites are surprisingly literary and a mix of low- and high-brow, as evidenced by popular headlines “Our Daughter Isn’t a Selfish Brat; Your Son Just Hasn’t Read Atlas Shrugged” and “Famous Writers’ Cosmo Tips.”

This class takes place online through our partners at Wet Ink, and sessions can be completed at your own pace throughout the week.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Jeff Bender

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 09/19/2020

End Date: 10/10/2020

Days of the Week: None...

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Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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Jeff Bender

Jeff Bender is a graduate of Columbia's MFA program and winner of Hugo House's New Works Competition. His fiction and humor have appeared in McSweeney's, Electric Literature, The Iowa Review, Guernica, Points in Case, Slackjaw, and Little Old Lady Comedy.

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