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Seattle Writes: Dissolving or Deepening Tension with Humor Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m.
Seattle Writes: Dissolving or Deepening Tension with Humor
Event typeClass
WhereQueen Anne Branch
Class typeOther
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryLearn how to use humor in your fiction in this free writing class taught by author Donna Miscolta.
DescriptionA story without humor can be a story without soul. But a story with ill-timed, gimmicky, or gratuitous jokes can pull the reader out of the narrative. What are the uses of humor in a story, and how are they best executed in terms of dissolving or deepening tension?

Donna Miscolta’s story collection “Hola and Goodbye” was selected by Randall Kenan for the Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman and publication by Carolina Wren Press in 2016. It won a 2017 Independent Publishers gold medal for Best Regional Fiction-West Pacific. She’s also the author of the novel “When the de la Cruz Family Danced.” Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including the 2016 anthology “Memories Flow in Our Veins: Forty Years of Women’s Writing from Calyx.” Excerpts from her novel-in-progress, “The Education of Angie Rubio,” appear in The Adirondack Review and Crate (now the Santa Ana Review). She is a member of Seattle7Writers.
Class NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited.

Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class and be prepared to write.

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.


The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Amazon Literary Partnership. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here.
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Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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