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Funny Frameworks for Fiction Zoom Seminar with Caitlin Kunkel, Saturday, October 14th, 2023
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Funny Frameworks for Fiction Zoom Seminar with Caitlin Kunkel, Saturday, October 14th, 2023

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Saturday, October 14th, 2023

Live Seminar via Zoom from 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET

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Open to All writers!
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Instructor Caitlin Kunkel's writing has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and on public radio. She's the co-founder of the comedy site The Belladonna, created the online satire writing program for The Second City, and co-created the Satire and Humor Festival. Her first co-written book, NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS, was published by Penguin Random House and named one of the 10 best comedy books of the year by Vulture (NY Mag).

In this class, Caitlin will take writers through three forms—parody, travelogue, and epistolary—that can be used as frameworks for longer comedic fiction. We’ll go over the hallmarks of each of these forms via examples and class discussion, then move into structured writing prompts for the three forms.

This generative writing can serve as framing devices for a longer story, or perhaps as the jumping off point for a short story or piece of funny flash fiction. We’ll also discuss why starting with an elevated form can make it easier to write fiction in a comedic key. Students will be sent several longer examples to read prior to meeting.

This class is for those curious about comedic novels, different novel structures, and how to jump into the process of writing funny longer work.

  • Learn to write humor with more confidence and authority
  • A greater understanding of parody, travelogue, and epistolary frameworks for writing comedic fiction.
  • You want to deepen your ability to write comedy.
  • You're an aspiring comedy writer.     
  • You want to add more humor to your work.     
  • You want to learn the elements and formats of humor writing.
  • You want to expand the sense of what is possible in your work.

You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Class is on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, via Zoom from 1:00PM ET - 3:00PM ET

If you have questions, please use the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.