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All Levels | There’s an art to making painful, strange, or even mundane life experiences funny. The students will learn to dig inside their own lives to find humorous, relatable material, to unify an audience, making them laugh at their own experiences through the student’s performance. Students will leave class with a strong understanding of how to structure a story for comedic purposes. Additional focus will be on getting through the fear of being judged for our honesty.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction
Start Date: 02/22/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$90.00 General Price:
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Margot Leitman is an award-winning storyteller, best-selling author, speaker and teacher. A former story scout for "This American Life," she is considered a leading expert in the growing field of storytelling. Leitman has written two books on the subject: the best-selling, Long Story Short- the Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need and her latest What’s Your Story? A Workbook For the Storyteller in All of Us both from Sasquatch Books. Her comedic memoir, Gawky…Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase is available from Seal Press/ Perseus Books.