Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 10, 2011

Humor Writing Intensive – June 3rd

Agent Marietta Zacker has agreed to join Audrey Vernick and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich for the Humor Intensive Workshop taking place at the New Jersey Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators Conference June 3rd – June 5th. 

This is a four-hour interactive hands-on session intensive workshop for those who want to develop their craft and understand the nuances of writing humor for kids.

Using a balance of lecture, discussion, exercise, and feedback, we’ll develop a toolbox of humor-writing techniques. We’ll look at old-school rules and structural methods and the myriad ways humor writers break those rules. From idea generation all the way through revision, we’ll talk about how to develop a sort-of-funny idea into a laugh-out-loud manuscript.

You’ll leave with concrete plans for injecting humor into your work and ideas for new stories ripe with humor potential. And stomach muscles that may ache a bit from laughing just a little too hard.

What Marietta brings to the table:

Marietta will receive the first 3 pages and one page synopsis of a work-in-progress from all participants in the beginning of the workshop, then go off to read and critique.  During the break attendees will have time to talk with Marietta.  She will join the group during the last hour of the workshop, so she can listen to what people wrote during the session and comment on the results.  Participants will receive their work-in-progress back by the end of the workshop.

If you have not signed up for this Intensive Session, you might want to consider registering.

Audrey Vernick:

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich:

Marietta Zacker:

Hope to see you there.

Talk tomorrow,


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