Instructors: Belle Boggs, Arshia Simkin, and Emily Cataneo
Date: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free with a suggested donation of $25.
Location: HQ Raleigh, 310 South Harrington St., Raleigh (part of the North Carolina Book Festival)
Level: Beginner and above
Description: Almost all works of fiction, even the darkest and dreariest ones, have some element of humor in them, whether it’s a wry tone, a strange character, or a darkly funny worldview. And yet many writing programs shy away from teaching students how to write funny, and many students are afraid to incorporate humor into their work. Join us for a craft talk all about this oft-overlooked aspect of fiction. Through a series of short readings, lectures, discussions, and exercises, we’ll explore different types of humorous writing and encourage students to practice incorporating humor into their own work. During the last 20 minutes of the workshop, we’ll shift gears and do a Q&A about the business side of writing, from obtaining an MFA to publishing a first novel.
Registration is not required for this event, but space is limited, so get there early!