WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW
"What's So Funny?"
6:30-8PM (9:30-11PM ET) MONDAY
1 SESSION: JULY 26
This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.
Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing. Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.
Humor is instantaneous! Yet, why is it easy to crack someone up in person…but that same bit doesn’t translate to the page? In this workshop we’ll test out proven strategies for shaping hilarious poems via close reading poets who tickle our funny bones, but also delving into theoretical texts published on the nature of humor. We’ll snort with laughter to poems by: Greg Santos, Chen Chen, Tommy Pico, Danez Smith, Morgan Parker, Chelsey Minnis, Jane Yeh, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Violi Matthew Olzman, and Yi-Mei Tsiang. Finally, we’ll ponder our human relationship to laughter. The best humor punches up, not down, and brings us together.
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Please note: By registering for this workshop, you consent to being contacted via email by our Write Here, Write Now partner for a post-event survey.