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What’s So Funny?: Writing Humor Into Poetry

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MON. JUN. 4 · 5 - 7 PM

Join Aileen Keown Vaux, author of the chapbook Consolation Prize (Scablands Books 2018) for a workshop on how to incorporate absurdism and humor into your poetry. Drawing on a diverse range of influences like Jack Handey’s “Deep Thoughts,” poets Jennifer L. Knox and Charles Simic, along with stand-up comedians like Maria Bamford, we will dissect how syntax, rising tension, and surreal imagery work together to elicit laughs from your readers.

This workshop is open to beginning and experienced writers who want to write new poems and would like to think seriously about being silly. A reading by Aileen will follow the workshop.

About the Instructor · Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. Currently, she lives in Spokane where she works as a Career Adviser for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at EWU. She writes poetry and non-fiction.

Earlier Event: June 2
The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Later Event: June 5
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