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Online Class | Making Memoir Funny

VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).

All Levels | In writing about pivotal life events and transitions, it’s easy to forget that moments of comedy often happen right alongside darker ones. But finding and writing those funny moments is a way to add color and depth to your story, to connect more deeply with readers, and even to help them approach or navigate difficult subject matter. We’ll look at writers who use humor as a tool for illumination and empathy, and use what we learn to generate some laughter of our own. We’ll also spend some time discussing and working with the common fears associated with being funny about serious matters.

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Instructor: Kristi Coulter

Class Type: 1 Session


Term: Spring 2020

Start Date: 05/03/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Kristi Coulter

Kristi Coulter is the author of the
memoir-in-essays Nothing Good Can Come
from This (MCD x FSG, 2018), a 2019 Washington
State Book Award finalist. Her work
has appeared in the Paris Review, New York
magazine, the Awl, and elsewhere.

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