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Friday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2B: Essentials of Humor FILLING
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Do you enjoy reading humorous writing and want to make your own work funnier? Humorous writing, like maple syrup, is wonderful to consume and lots of work to produce. What are the building blocks of humor? And how do we incorporate humor into our writing without making it too "jokey"? We'll look at examples from the masters in fiction and nonfiction, explore what makes them succeed, identify their techniques and learn how to incorporate these techniques into our own work. Come with a short excerpt of writing (500 words or less) that you'd like to improve. We'll do an in-class exercise then pick one or two to workshop as a group.

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Steve Macone

Non-Fiction Writer
Steve Macone is a former headline contributor at The Onion. His essays, humor writing, and reporting have also appeared in the American Scholar, The New York Times, Atlantic, New Yorker, Boston Globe Magazine, Morning News, and Salon.com. His work has been featured on NPR, Longre... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Newbury Room