Humber College Print Humour Workshop coming up in New York

Got jokes? Dream of publishing your humour writing? Humber College is gearing up for a two-day humour writing workshop in New York City later this month.

Humber Comedy Program director Andrew Clark says the workshop will be a very practical event for people who want to get their work published — or those who’ve already been published but are looking to branch out into humour.

The event’s organizer Mike Sacks is a humourist, critic and an editor at Vanity Fair. He says this is the first writing seminar of its kind because of its focus on humour writing specifically geared to print.

“It will be a very nuts and bolts seminar. Usually these types of seminars are taught by writers who don’t make a career in comedy writing. Everyone involved in this seminar–from agents to editors to the writers–have all made a living, often a great living, in the realm of comedy writing. So the information will be very applicable to a young writer: how to get published, how to get an agent, how to sell a comedy piece to a magazine,” Sacks told Story Board via email this week.

Top level names in writing, editing and agenting will be participating in the workshop, including Larry Doyle (Simpsons, New Yorker), Teddy Wayne (Vanity Fair, New Yorker, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine), Sam Lipsyte (Home Land, The Ask), Sloane Crosley (I Was Told There’d Be Cake), and others.

The event is scheduled for October 18th and 19th. It will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day and costs $255CAD to attend. To find out more or to register, check out Humber College’s event page.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:19 am by editor · · Tagged with: , , ,

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