Humor Writing: Become the Next David Sedaris

, Freelance writer (The Atlantic, NBC News) #binders

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.

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

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    419 Park Ave South 2nd Floor
    New York, NY


    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
    Mon, April 9th, 2012

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Grace Bello

Freelance writer (The Atlantic, NBC News) #binders

Grace Bello is a lifestyle and culture reporter based in New York. Her articles have appeared in The, The New York Daily NewsNew YorkJezebelThe Hairpin, and more. She teaches journalism at Manhattanville College. Follow her on Twitter.

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