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"A bucketload of fun. I really enjoyed my experience with this humor writing course."
- Shan Sandhu
 Company Director
"Having so many humor principles and techniques laid out in front of me gave me a broad palette I could play around with."
- Jodi Lustig
 Writer
"A wonderful forum to share and workshop humor writing."
- Stefanie Forman
 Public Relations/Public Affair
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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors

If you chuckle at the essays of Erma Bombeck and the life stories of David Sedaris, if you chortle at the exploits of such fictional characters as Tom Jones and Bridget Jones—you know the pleasure of literary laughter. Humor writing requires all the hallmarks of good writing plus that X factor: being funny.

These courses cover the spectrum of prose humor writing, exploring fiction and such nonfiction forms as memoir, essay, opinion pieces, and parody. You will learn basic principles of humor, how to view the world with a humorist’s eye, and how to maximize the comedic potential in such craft elements as character, structure, dialogue, and voice. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

Whether you seek to write wit, comedy, satire, or farce, we’ll show you how to turn sentences into smiles.

Also offered:
> TV Writing (includes Sitcom Writing)
> Stand-up Comedy Writing


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Level I
Humor Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of humor writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Write one/two short humor pieces or begin a book
  • Lectures on basics of humor writing craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)

Humor I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

View a course syllabus.

(3.0 CEU)

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $420, Returning Students $390. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Oct 6 Mondays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Oct 13


Humor Writing | Intensive
 

How much can you learn in one day? Plenty. As you will discover in one of our One-Day Intensives in New York City.

The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned.

The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Students come from all over the world for our One-Day Intensives. You’re likely to be sitting near NYC locals as well as people from such far-flung places as Texas, Egypt, and Japan.

Intensives are open for writers of any level.

We offer an online version of an Intensive, a three-week Character course.

We also offers two and four-week seminars, including: How to Get Published, Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction, How to Blog, and Nonfiction Book Proposal.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

Students come from all over the world for our One-Day Intensives. You?re likely to be sitting near NYC locals as well as people from such far-flung places as Texas, Egypt, and Japan. (NYC Hotel Information.)



Topics include: overview of humor writing, humor techniques, character, structure, voice, getting published.

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $125. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 15 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Sep 12 Friday 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Nov 15 Saturday 30 W. 16 St. 7:00PM - 2:00AM



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