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Replay: Writing Topical Satire…Fast! with Caitlin Kunkel

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Missed our summer session on writing topical satire? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.

Satirist Caitlin Kunkel teaches you how to synthesize facts and research—then make it funny. She helps guide you from the brainstorming process to forming a comedic premise and inserting your point of view into a humour piece. Along the way, she discusses forms used on sites like McSweeney’s and The New Yorker, where satire pieces frequently go viral and can lead to book deals and increased followings.


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: Aug. 6/20
Caitlin Kunkel
Length: 1hr 53 min.
Closed Captioning: Yes (A.I. generated, subject to error)
Attachment: Satirical writing tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial

About the instructor: Caitlin Kunkel is a satirist and producer with bylines in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She co-wrote the humor book New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay, named one of the 10 Best Comedy Books of 2018 by Vulture. She’s the co-founder of the comedy site The Belladonna, created the online satire writing program for The Second City, and co-founded the Satire and Humor Festival. She teaches and speaks on satire and writing across the US and internationally.