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Friday, April 5 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
4H: Essentials of Humor
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you enjoy reading humorous writing and want to make your own work funnier? We'll break down the building blocks of humor and learn to incorporate humor into our writing without making it too "jokey." We'll also study examples from masters in fiction and nonfiction, identifying their techniques and exploring what makes them succeed. And we'll talk about the particulars of publishing humor writing specifically.

Feel free to come with an excerpt of your writing (500 words or less) that you'd like to improve. We'll do a short in-class exercise and pick a few to workshop as a group.

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Steve Macone

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

Friday April 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Cabot Room - 4th Floor