Sat 24. April 2021 at 10:00 - 13:00
What makes people laugh? Why? And how can I harness this in my writing?
“Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face”, wrote Victor Hugo. It lifts the soul and is a great leveller, as Victor Borge wrote: “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.”
But for many writers, what can be funny to us, may not be funny for our readers. Knowing what triggers laughter and applying this knowledge to our writing, can add a new dimension to our work and help us engage readers.
Whether you are writing to entertain or share an important message, there are no limits to the applications of humourous writing.
What is more, the stress and strain of the pandemic mean the world is looking for humouras a release mechanism.
As teacher and stand-up comedian Dean Lewis says: “When the covid-19 measures ease, people will be crying out for comedy!”
This three-hour workshop developed by Jess Bauldry for Writers Who Talk asbl is aimed at creative writers who are newcomers to humorous writing. It will explain the key ingredients of laughter and will take participants through some techniques to generate humour and laughter in their writing. The workshop will focus on humour in character development, word play and exaggeration while giving an overview of the spectrum of humour and elements that can add humour to a text.
About the instructor
Jess Bauldry is a UK/Luxembourg national who has worked as a journalist for the past 15 years. She writes short stories and four years ago began a journey to inject more humour in her writing. Since then, she has been a regular performer of stand-up comedy in Luxembourg and abroad, has trained with American comedians Judy Carter and Dean Lewis as well as UK comics Sally Holloway, Jane Postlethwaite and Tired ‘n’ Tested’s Sophie McCartney.
Places are limited. The zoom link will be sent to participants one day before.
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