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"How to Write Funny" with Wendi Aarons

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Location
St. Edward's University, Moody Hall 204
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

5/20/2017 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


 

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration for this class has closed. You can still pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!

Location Note: This class is held in Moody Hall, Room 204. You can find a campus map here

Think funny writers are natural comedians? Not always! Comedy is a craft that can be learned like any other. This class will introduce tips, tricks, and easy ways to lighten up dialogue and prose to be more humorous in conceptual humor pieces. The class will cover:

  • Types of humor (parody, satire, comedic monologues, and others)
  • Strategies and appropriateness for each type
  • Outlets that accept humor submissions
  • Ways to raise your profile as a humor writer

 

About the instructor: 

Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humor writer and blogger who lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons. In the past few years, she has written for a number of publications including McSweeneys, and for Esther’s Follies, Austin’s famous comedy revue. She has also been a commentator on Austin’s NPR station, KUT. Wendi is one of the creators of Mouthy Housewives and the much-lauded twitter feed @paulryangosling. She is also a writer for US Weekly magazine’s Fashion Police.


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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.




Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

 

The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit www.stedwards.edu.