Humor Writing Workshop: The Truth is Often Funny
Saturday - November 4th • 2:00pm-4:00pm PT
Corte Madera Store • $80
Discover your authentically humorous voice in this engaging, fun writing workshop. The two-hour class will focus on personal narrative writing, aiming to explore and cultivate material for a comedic essay through a series of generative writing exercises.
Participants will first learn short lessons on the basics of humor writing, before being guided through specific exercises aimed at creating material for a layered essay, rooted in time and place.
When we express our lived experience through the lens of humor we expose ourselves as imperfect narrators. Writing which exposes our pain and vulnerability can often be a healing way to work through personal challenges - past and present.
There will be time to share your work along the way, as well as specific coaching on next steps to take to complete your essay.
This class can serve as an intro to Jenny’s Create Your Own Selfie Strip class, with materials created to be utilized as a template for her class in the fall.
Jenny Jedeikin is a writer and editor with experience both in current online media platforms as well as national magazines, TV, and radio. Her column in Rolling Stone Magazine was the first to give national exposure to such topics as Generation X and body piercing. In her stint as a Segment Producer/Writer for MTV’s The Jon Stewart Show, she lent her perspective to the (now legendary) host’s first foray into television. As a stand-up comedian in New York City, Jenny appeared performing original material on Comedy Central. She has published personal essays and created graphic stories in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Advocate, Spiralbound, Pacific Sun, North Bay Bohemian, SF/Arts, Whole Life Times, The Bold Italic, Curve Magazine and Narratively. As a freelance writer, her contributions have won three MarCom awards, and two Hermes Creative awards. Jenny’s comic strip, “Just Living Jenny” is published on Substack.
See a sample of Jenny’s comic strip work here: The Ex Guest
Praise for Jenny’s class:
"A fresh and exciting approach to storytelling. This is a unique and fun class. I can’t say enough great things about Jenny. She was able to have us dig deeper into ourselves and bring out the richness of our stories. She was a wonderful teacher and created a very safe space for everyone."
— Jenn E.
"Excellent class! We were encouraged to develop a strong story and do a lot of deep thinking. I appreciated the writing exercises, watching our stories develop narratively, and the emphasis on staying in the moment in our storytelling!"
— Jane M.