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Finding the Humor in the Horrible: Writing Topical Satire on Today's News Zoom Seminar, August 27th, 2022
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Finding the Humor in the Horrible: Writing Topical Satire on Today's News Zoom Seminar, August 27th, 2022


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Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Live Seminar Via Zoom 1PM – 4PM EST

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Led by Carlos Greaves, an Afro-Latino engineer, writer, and filmmaker living in Boston. He teaches online satire writing at The Second City, and is a former writer for the Netflix Con Todo social media channel. His writing has been featured in The New Yorker, and he is a frequent contributor to the humor site McSweeney’s, where he has written many of the site’s most-read articles.

Comedy is a craft that can be learned like any other.

This class will cover techniques for brainstorming comedic premises and finding satirical angles on even the most challenging subjects from recent news. We'll explore how to turn feelings of frustration and anger into fuel for writing humor pieces, and how to formulate jokes in ways that "punch up" and speak truth to power.

Note: Please bring one example of a satire piece on a difficult subject that you really enjoyed and bring one recent news story you would want to write about.

*A recording of this seminar will be made available to enrolled writers who cannot attend live.

THIS CLASS WILL COVER:

  • Finding a comedic premise on a difficult topic
  • Learning how to use different forms as an angle into a humor piece
  • Structuring satirical jokes in ways that "punch up" at people in power
  • How and where to submit topical material
  • Learning how to use different forms as an angle into a humor piece

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You're an aspiring humor writer.

  • You want to add more humor to your prose.

  • You want to learn the elements and formats of humor writing. 

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This class will meet via Zoom on Saturday, August 27th, 2022 from 1PM - 4PM EST

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

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.

  • Carlos Greaves | Live via Zoom

  • Saturday, August 27th, 2022 | 1PM – 4PM EST

  • Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom

Instructor Carlos Greaves is an Afro-Latino engineer, writer, and filmmaker living in Boston. He teaches online satire writing at The Second City, and is a former writer for the Netflix Con Todo social media channel. His writing has been featured in The New Yorker, and he is a frequent contributor to the humor site McSweeney’s, where he wrote three of the site’s top 20 most-read articles of 2020. Follow Carlos on Twitter and visit his website HERE.

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