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Online Class | Quick, Be Funny: A Humor Writing Workshop

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

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. This class includes a lunch break.

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: Christopher Frizzelle

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 05/17/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Christopher Frizzelle

Christopher Frizzelle is the editor of the print edition of The Stranger, where he’s worked since 2003. He edited a feature story that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012. He is the co-author of How to Be a Person, with Dan Savage and Lindy West. He is also the inventor and host of the silent-reading party, which happens monthly at the Sorrento Hotel and has been replicated in cities around the world. Find him on Twitter @thefrizzelle.

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