Humor Writing

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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The difference between this and classic “school” is that everyone wants to be there, and everyone wants to like each other and give each other a chance, which can make for a hell of a rewarding class.
Amy Harr
retired

Humor Writing | Level I

10-week Workshop

NYC Tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)
Online Tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
Zoom info, tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of humor writing craft and gets you writing a short piece (or two) or a book. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Humor Writing is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
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Spring NYC Schedule now available via Zoom Conference
Upcoming dates to be announced. Check Online listings.

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Humor Writing

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Two three-hour sessions on separate days.

Zoom info, tuition: $165
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

Humor Intensive topics include: overview of humor writing, humor techniques, character, structure, voice, getting published.

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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Not offered in NYC.

Humor Writing

One-day Intensive

Seven hours in one day (with lunch break).

NYC Tuition: $165
     Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $300 Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

Humor Intensive topics include: overview of humor writing, humor techniques, character, structure, voice, getting published.

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Spring NYC Schedule now available via Zoom Conference
Upcoming dates to be announced.