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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.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Jeff Bender

Class Type: 4 Sessions

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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: 20

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General 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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