Winter 2018: Writing the Humorous Essay

HAMEISTER

Winter 2018: Writing the Humorous Essay

$140.00

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Description

January 24 – February 17, 2018 (3 class meetings)
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: Courtenay Hamster
For writers at all levels

For writers who like to “think funny” and want to learn more about writing humorous essays with a strong sense of voice and timing. Subjects covered include where to mine your material, the comedic benefits of truth-telling, and Sarah Silverman’s best advice about learning to edit yourself.   

Courtenay Hameister is a columnist, teacher, playwright, and author. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Oregon Humanities Magazine, and for twelve years on Live Wire Radio. Her book Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things will be published in February of 2018 from Little, Brown.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information.