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Writing the Humorous Essay

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$45 – $70


TIME: Saturday, August 24, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT

PRICE: Early bird price: $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Sunday, August 18. After Sunday, August 18: $55 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Become a member here. Apply for a scholarship here.

LOCATION: Writespace, 1907 Sabine Street, #125, Houston, TX 77007 (map)

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15

Do people ever tell you how funny or witty you are? The challenge is getting it down on paper!

An essay is the perfect form to convey narratives that show how funny real life can be, as well as the unexpected humor that pops up whenever humans are involved.

Using mentor texts, we will explore the role of humor in the personal essay and apply those lessons to our own essay drafts. We will look at outlets that publish humorous essays and consider the ways such writing can be transferred to multiple genres.

This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. This project is generously funded by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Mid-America Arts Alliance.

​This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.


August 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45 – $70
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1907 Sabine Street Ste 125
Houston, TX 77007
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