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Sat, Sep. 11th, 2004, 03:47 pm
Sat., Sept. 25, Bethesda, MD: Applying Standup Comedy Writing Techniques to Other Writing Forms

Update: ALMOST SOLD OUT. MOVED TO AUDITORIUM.


Hey, I'm teaching at the Writer's Center in Bethesda:



http://www.writer.org/workshop/


Applying Standup Comedy Writing Techniques to Other
Writing Forms
The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street on the north side of Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda. (301) 654-8664.




For both beginning and experienced fiction and/or
creative nonfiction writers. This workshop will focus
on tools of standup comedy writing and how to adapt
those tools to other forms, including humor and
non-humor writing, fiction, non-fiction,
screenwriting and poetry. The workshop will discuss
the learning exchanged among the fields of standup
comedy, neuroscience, neurolinguistic programming,
mind mapping, journalism, technical writing and
stagecraft.


One session; $45; $35 members
Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Instructor: Basil White is a professional standup
comedian and actor. A collection of his jokes will be
published in the Spring of 2005. He moonlights as a
technology writer and editor, and has published
articles and online courses on technical writing,
usability and information architecture. He has an
M.A. in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins
University.