Humor Writing: Become the Next David Sedaris

By ·Reporter @ The Atlantic, NBCNews.com, and more

Take the ONLINE version of this class!

This class is for creative writing hobbyists, aspiring creative writers, and anyone who wants to add a dash of humor to their writing.

You experience comedy everyday from your job woes to your family drama to your dating disasters. Why not craft those stories not just into personal blog posts but into humorous essays?

Inspired by New Yorker contributor David Sedaris and other writers, you'll learn:

  • how to mine your everyday experiences for comedy ideas
  • how to develop your humor beyond tweets and blog posts to essays and stories
  • where to get your hilarious pieces published


In this limited-enrollment workshop, you'll participate in quick humor writing exercises, read published examples of funny writing, get tips on improving your drafts, and leave the class with tons of comedy resources.

Most importantly, you'll have the chance to ask in-depth questions of someone who has been there. Grace Bello (me, writing in the third person) turned her office anecdotes into humorous stories for Splitsider and McSweeney's.

Sign up now for this engaging creative writing workshop.

Prerequisites
No writing experience required.
Schedule
  • Humor Writing: Become the Next David Sedaris

    Cafe Olé

    147 N 3rd St
    Philadelphia, PA

    Agenda

    1. Intros
    2. Writing exercise
    3. Share our writing and give feedback
    4. Dos and don'ts for humor writing
    5. Tips for getting published
    6. Q&A
    Apr
    21
    Sat, April 21st, 2012

    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

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Grace Bello

Reporter @ The Atlantic, NBCNews.com, and more

Grace Bello is a lifestyle and culture reporter based in New York. Previously a full-time copywriter who penned articles and fiction on the side, she escaped the cubicle and now writes for whomever she wants to.

Her articles have appeared in The AtlanticThe Hairpin, Bust, Time Out New YorkPublisher's WeeklyBookslutTablet, and more. The Verge praised her interview for The Awl with comedian Chris Hardwick as "the best tech writing of the week." Her humorous fiction has been published in McSweeney's and Splitsider

She previously taught fiction writing at 3rd Ward and tutored kids for 826NYC.

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