Seriously Funny: In Writing, In Life
With Janelle Hanchett and Lisa Page Rosenberg
September 15 - 20, 2019
Humorless writing is dead writing. Learn how to incorporate humor into your own work as we celebrate and examine the comedic in art: literature, film, theater, and even political analyses. Explore parody, satire, timing and rhythm, voice and tone, as well as the ever-elusive writing of dialogue.
What makes a character funny? How do we laugh at the human condition in a way that deepens meaning? Learn how to infuse narratives and plot with humor, even when dealing with the most difficult of subjects.
Humor heals, it keeps us reading and living, and every writer can learn how to use their unique sense of humor to brighten the page.
Janelle Hanchett is an author, blogger, and mother of four living in Northern California. A lifelong journal writer and chronic English major (she holds a B.A. and M.A. in English), she founded a blog called “Renegade Mothering” in 2011, after the birth of her third child, because she couldn’t find anybody writing her experience of motherhood. Writing after the kids went to bed, between graduate school classes and on lunch breaks from her “real” job, Janelle is well versed in writing as a hobby and the struggle to prioritize creative work that may or may not result in financial returns. Over…
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Lisa Page Rosenberg is a former writer/director/producer for television. Credits include The Man Show, Popstars, The John Henson Project, Steve Martin: A Comic Life, Uncomfortably Close With Michael McKean, and the film Windy City Heat. Her stories have been published in essay collections, Listen to Your Mother, Moms Are Nuts, A Letter to My Mom, and True to Life Parenthood. Lisa is a frequent contributor at Huffington Post and a top 10 finalist in BlogHer Voice of the Year. Her daily family humor blog, smacksy.com, has been recognized by Parade Magazine, SheKnows.com and was a featured Google Blogs of Note. Lisa lives in Southern California with Mr. Rosenberg and their son Bob.
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