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Writing Funny: A Short Course in Humor

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St. Edward's University
Fleck Hall 106
Austin, TX 78704

1/26/2013 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 with Greg Garrett

$49 for Writers' League members (log in to get member price)

$109 for nonmembers

"Dying is easy. Comedy is hard." So goes the old Hollywood saying. But the truth is, we can study comedy and actually learn structures, language, and characters from writers who have employed tried and true ways to bring the funny. Join master teacher and award-winning writer Greg Garrett for a Saturday morning focusing on how you can leaven your story with humor.

Dr. Greg Garrett is the critically-acclaimed author of three novels (including Free Bird, named one of 2002's best first novels by Publishers Weekly and the Denver Rocky Mountain News), two books of memoir, and a dozen books of nonfiction on film, literature, and culture. He teaches screen- and fiction writing at Baylor University, where he has twice been named Outstanding Professor, and his students have published or had produced short stories, novels, TV shows, and films, including the American box-office hits 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted.

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