How to Write Funny: An Introduction to Short-form Humor Writing

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Teens, Adults
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Ever want to learn how to inject more humor into your writing? Have you ever read McSweeney's Internet Tendency and thought, "I could do that!"

This workshop will give an introduction to the types of humor writing, as well as an introductory lesson on several forms of short-form humor to get your creative juices flowing. This session will be taught in person and online by the Assistant Director of the Writing and Media Center at Iowa State University, Rachel Mans McKenny, whose humor has been published in McSweeney's and several other outlets.


This event will be online only. The presentation will be also be played live on a screen in the Danfoss Room. 

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Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Iowa State University Writing and Media Center.

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