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Quick, Be Funny: A Humor Writing Workshop

All Levels | Being funny on a blank piece of paper is one of the hardest things to do—and yet all the great writers can do it. How? What can you learn from them? We will look at great short pieces of humorous writing—by writers like Dorothy Parker, Zadie Smith, Maria Semple, and Lindy West—and talk about how those writers did it (all while making it look so easy). Then, we’ll complete short exercises to allow you to try your hand at various strategies for deploying humor in your own work.

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Instructor: Christopher Frizzelle

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 08/04/2019

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Christopher Frizzelle

Christopher Frizzelle is a writer, teacher, and former editor-in-chief of The Stranger, where a story he edited won a Pulitzer Prize. He is co-author of the book How to Be a Person, and the founder and host of the Silent Reading Party, which has been written about by the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Poets & Writers. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bennington College, and he lives in Seattle.

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