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Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.
Adults and children age 5+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
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Does not include service & handling fees, if applicable.
An intimate class for students working on novels, screenplays, tomes, epic poems, encyclopedias and other long oeuvres.
Writers of haiku collections are also welcome. Among the topics we’ll discuss: how can humor be used to deepen characters, advance plot, and define your voice? When is humor a distraction? When is it just plain annoying? In addition to discussing your projects, there will be in-class assignments.
Enrollment is limited to 6 students. Students are chosen on the basis of a manuscript submission. Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 2 at 5 pm. View the submission guidelines. Scholarship assistance is available. Applications must be returned to Scholarship Services at least two weeks before the first session.
Class meets Mondays: April 11 and 25
Online programs:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase
In-person programs:Adults and children ages 5+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend our in-person programs. Learn more.
Masks must be worn at all times by everyone over the age of 2.
Patricia Marx is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats, as well as the author of Starting from Happy, Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties and Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother’s Suggestions, which was illustrated by Roz Chast.
Advanced Humor-writing with Patricia Marx