Conference Schedule 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
On Making the Sad Funny with Natalie Lima
Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location: Traditions, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Craft Talk, Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Fiction, Humor, Memoir, Personal Essays
About the Session
When we write about ourselves, in memoir and autofiction, it is easy to weigh down the reader with the darkness and drama in our lives. Humor is a way to create balance in tone. In this generative session, join essayist and short story writer, Natalie Lima, on an exploration of ways to use humor in our stories, particularly when writing about tough subject matter. This group will use prompts and short readings from contemporary funny writers to see the diversity of ways to add levity to our work.