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"Enough pieces of information per week to build a comedy writing arsenal."
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"Having so many humor principles and techniques laid out in front of me gave me a broad palette I could play around with."
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"A structured approach to breaking down humor writing to its basics so you know how to build it yourself."
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Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
 
Humorous prose writing requires all the hallmarks of good writing plus that X factor: being funny. Here you will learn about the various types of prose humor, as well as comedic techniques and how to market your work.
 
Whether you seek to write fiction or nonfiction, short or long, we’ll show you how to turn sentences into smiles.



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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.

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(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $400, Returning Students $370. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

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Apr 14 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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May 19 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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