Zoom Seminar: How to Write Funny with Wendi Aarons, Join List For Next Class
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Live Seminar Via Zoom 10AM – 1PM CST
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Led by Wendi Aarons, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker Daily Shouts, McSweeneys Internet Tendency, US Weekly Fashion Police, and more.
Comedy is a craft that can be learned like any other.
Think funny writers are natural comedians? Not always! This class will introduce tips, tricks, and easy ways to lighten up dialogue and prose to be more humorous in conceptual humor pieces.
THIS CLASS WILL COVER:
Types of humor (parody, satire, comedic monologues, and others)
Strategies and appropriateness for each type
Outlets that accept humor submissions
Ways to raise your profile as a humor writer
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 April 24th, 2021 from 10AM - 1PM CST
You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
Wendi Aarons | Live via Zoom
Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 10AM – 1PM CST
Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom
Instructor Wendi Aarons is a freelance humor writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker Daily Shouts, McSweeneys Internet Tendency, US Weekly Fashion Police, Scary Mommy, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, and various other outlets including NPR Austin affiliate KUT. Her writing is included in the anthologies Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now(Putnam, 2015) and KEEP SCROLLING TILL YOU FEEL SOMETHING: TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF HUMOR FROM McSWEENEY’S INTERNET TENDENCY (McSweeneys, 2019). Her book "Attention Passengers: An Adult Activity Book" will be released by McSweeneys Publishing in early 2021. Her humor pieces have been performed by actresses including Uzo Aduba of "Orange Is the New Black”, Sharon Horgan, and Alison Brie of "Glow."
Wendi’s eponymous blog was named “Funniest Parenting Blog” by Parents Magazine in 2013. She was also the Winner of the 2017 Iris Award for “Most Entertaining Writer” at the Mom 2.0 Influencer conference and was named a “Voice of the Year” by BlogHer twice. In 2014, Wendi co-created the viral Twitter parody account @PaulRyanGosling. Multiple tweets from that account were featured on national media including The Rachael Maddow Show and the Today show. Her personal Twitter account has 18,000 followers, and her tweets have appeared in numerous “funniest tweets” lists, from Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, BuzzFeed, Mashable and more.