Writing Comedic Personal Essays with Sophia Benoit


Online Creative Nonfiction Seminar
part of our Spectacular Summer Seminar Festival**

Time & Date:
Thursday, July 30th, 7:00 — 9:00 pm CT

Member Price: $26.25*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here, and for more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

The struggle with comedic writing is not only finding what you actually want to say, but how to use comedy as a vehicle to deliver that message. In this course, we’ll focus on marrying the art of personal essay writing with comedic storytelling and letting each complement the other. We’ll explore making the personal feel universal through comedy and anchoring comedic writing in personal experiences to elevate the humor. We will look at examples of great humor writing and personal essays, how to mine your life for stories, and how to make those stories fun to read.

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

**ABC will be donating a portion of the proceeds from our SSSF to the Austin Justice Coalition

This class is open to writers at all levels.

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About the Instructor:

Sophia Benoit is a writer who lives in Los Angeles. She’s a sex and relationships writer for GQ, and has had bylines in The Guardian, Reductress, Refinery29, Allure, The Cut and more. She went to school originally for screenwriting and also does stand up when the world isn’t in a pandemic; currently she has an advice column newsletter called Here’s the Thing, but you can always always always find her on Twitter.

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