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Mining Your Life For Laughter

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Mining Your Life For Laughter
Instructor(s):
Robert Balmer
Date and Time:
6/29/2019
-
6/30/2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuition:
$225 plus $5 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
$
230
Minimum Age Level:
16+
Skill Level:
All
12
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Join us as we examine how humor writers turn the painful, the absurd, the odd, the embarrassing, the memorable... from their lives into humor. We will look at structure as a means to convey humor, essay or story. Then, to follow James Thurber’s adage, \"Humor is chaos remembered in tranquility,\" we will, in this tranquil setting, sift through our rich lives to find stories, anecdotes and incidents to write about and guide with humor.

About the Instructor(s)

Bob Balmer uses humor in his writing to engage, to amuse, and, at times, to share an underlying truth. His work has appeared in the Smithsonian and other print media and aired on Market Place Radio and Oregon Public Radio and Television. He has an MFA from Portland State University, and has attended classes at Second City in Chicago. In his workshops he encourages people to use humor from their lives, whether it’s transmuting pain into laughter, sharing a hilarious anecdote or delineating a funny slant on a serious topic.

Materials List: Students Bring

ESSENTIAL:

• Something to write on (laptop preferred or lined paper with pen or pencil)

• Thumb drive

• Names of 2 of your favorite humor writers

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES:

• Handouts

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