Monday, September 18, 2017

The Clowning Linguist: A Humor Workshop with Sarina Dorie

Speakers are previous Willamette Writers meetings have talked about humor in the past, and many members asked for more practical tips. So this month, we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty with author Sarina Dorie in a workshop on humor. The meeting is on October 3rd with doors open at 6:30PM at the Old Church in downtown Portland, with the speaker at 7 pm - 8 pm. 

We’ll begin by learning how to identify and break down humor. We will practice juxtaposing words to create funny lists, use the element of surprise to tickle a reader’s sense of humor, and create puns and play with words by using techniques that stand-up comedians use.  

The meeting is free to members of WW and $5 for guests.

About Sarina Dorie
Sarina Dorie has won the Allasso humor award and has sold over 100 stories including: Confessions of an Orgasm Fairy, Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy, Debbie Does Delta Draconis III, Lady Chatterley’s Computer, and Five Tips for Outsmarting Satan–and Your Students. Sarina’s book, Ghost, Werewolves and Zombies-Oh My! can be found at

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