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As writers, it’s very hard to make people laugh. Yet if you can be funny on the page, readers will follow you almost anywhere. In this generative class encompassing both fiction and memoir, we’ll discuss what makes comedy such a powerful artistic tool to tell memorable, moving stories. To that end, we’ll do in-class writing, workshop some pre-existing pieces you wish were funnier, and look at genius-level funny writing by authors such as George Saunders, Maria Semple. Caroline Blackwood, and Martin Amis.
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: 6 SessionsFiction
Start Date: 02/24/2015
End Date: 03/31/2015
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$245.00 General Price:
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Michael Shilling is the author of Rock Bottom, a novel published by Little, Brown. The musical adaptation of the book was staged in 2014 by the Landless Theater Company. His stories have appeared in The Sun, Fugue, and Other Voices.