Writing the Memoir that’s (at Least a Little Bit) Funny
If you are a memoirist or a writer of any sort of first person non-fiction, this workshop should be your next stop after attending Jonathan’s “Why Funny Is Funny.” What we’ll focus on: So many best-selling memoirs are, not coincidentally, humorous. So we will focus on what it takes to write your life in a way that makes your reader smile or even laugh out loud. First, we’ll look at how to present the funny adventures and anecdotes from your life in such a way that no one thinks, “Well, I guess you had to be there.” Secondly, we’ll map out how to present the adversities (even tragedies) from your life story, with humor, but without being crass or jokey. Because, as we will discuss, the opposite is possible: When correctly presented, the moment we laugh can be the moment when meaning is most illuminated.
Date & Time:
Sat, June 1 3:35pm to 5:05pm