Humor Writing: Become the Next David Sedaris
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About This Class
As Mel Brooks said, "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.” There's a thin line between comedy and tragedy. In this writing workshop, we'll explore what makes a story funny and how to write our own short humor pieces.
I'll guide you through the writing process with curated resources and livestreamed lectures and office hours. You’ll learn how to find inspiration from your day to day (mis)adventures. You’ll write draft upon draft and give and receive constructive feedback in order to improve your work. By taking part in online discussions and meeting up for online or in-person writing workshops, you'll help each other complete your hilarious essay or short story—and become better writers and editors!
This class is project-based and relies on class participation and collaboration. You'll leave this class with your own 500-word essay or short story and gain the skills to craft even more stories.
Award: Three students who post drafts by 12/20 will receive a private writing consultation from me.
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Grace was consistently kind, constructive and specific in her feedback. She inspired me to write, then sharpen my work. Her love of writing is evident and contagious.
Grace Bello was a terrific teacher to my Humor Writing Class. She's very organized and gives clear, constructive instruction. Grace made taking this class such a pleasure. She took us through her writing process, gave helpful advice on creative and business matters, and made the whole experience fun at the same time. I hope to write/work/chuckle with her again.
Grace blends a very grounded presence with her own quirky humor and real-life advice. She covered some great pieces of this topic and was very positive and supportive. I can tell she takes what she learns from each teaching experience and keeps improving what she offers.
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