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Replay: Short Humour for Beginners with James Folta
Missed our spring session on writing short humour? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.
Humour writing can seem like an impenetrable form even for experienced writers. Whether you want to make people smirk or laugh out loud, writer and editor James Folta will guide you through a general introduction to the format: What is humour writing? What does it need? What is a premise? What is a beat? This class introduces the concepts and terminology you need to get started. He’ll run you through a couple exercises so you can leave with concrete ideas and a plan to write a (genuinely funny) first draft.
This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: password to access recorded webinar and a tip-sheet from the author to guide you through future projects.
Date: Apr. 6/21
Instructor: James Folta
Length: 1hr 28 min.
Closed Captioning: Yes (A.I. generated, subject to error)
Attachment: Short humour tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial
About the instructor: James Folta is a humor writer and editor. His work has been published by The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Topic, GEN, National Lampoon, Funny or Die, Esquire, and more. He co-created The New Yorker parody, The Neu Jorker, as well as the satire project, Paul Ryan magazine. He is the managing editor of the humor website Points in Case, one of the co-founders of The Satire and Humor Festival, and writes a weekly newsletter, A Newsletter of Humorous Writing.