“Write something that stinks, try, and fail. Failure is fantastic; don’t underestimate failure.” 

David Sedaris

How to Write Funny (online)

Have you written something that stinks, then tried again—and failed? Then this class is for you.

At “How to Write Funny,” we’ll practice 12 techniques that can turn any piece from dull to sparkling—eventually. Learn how add a frisson of funniness to different kinds of writing, from literary fiction to creative nonfiction, breakup texts, and eulogies.

So, can you learn to write funny in one afternoon? Actually, no; that’s why this workshop covers two afternoons. On the first day, you’ll watch funny film clips, analyze funny pieces, and fail at writing something funny of your own (no pressure).* On the second day, you’ll find out what’s working with your writing, as well as what stinks—and how to fix it. You’ll leave the workshop with a list of 50 places to submit humor pieces.

Beginners and non-native speakers of English are welcome.

  • March 25th to March 26th, 2023, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Taught by Lisa Friedman

  • Venue: Online

  • Register for this workshop (Fee: €150)

  • Have questions about this workshop? Call us +31 (0) 62 502 0817 or send us an email.

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Workshop times listed are in Amsterdam time (CET).

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