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Online Class | Making Memoir Funny

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | In writing about pivotal life events and transitions, it’s easy to forget that moments of comedy often happen right alongside darker ones. But finding and writing those funny moments is a way to add color and depth to your story, to connect more deeply with readers, and even to help them approach or navigate difficult subject matter. We’ll look at writers who use humor as a tool for illumination and empathy, and use what we learn to generate some laughter of our own. We’ll also spend some time discussing and working with the common fears associated with being funny about serious matters.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Kristi Coulter

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 05/03/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Kristi Coulter

Kristi Coulter is the author of the
memoir-in-essays Nothing Good Can Come
from This (MCD x FSG, 2018), a 2019 Washington
State Book Award finalist. Her work
has appeared in the Paris Review, New York
magazine, the Awl, and elsewhere.

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