Satire and Humor Festival: There's No

Satire and Humor Festival: There's No "I" in "Short Humorous Prose" with Luke Burns

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Class Description

In my younger and more vulnerable years, I noticed that I had a tendency to write most of my humor pieces in the first person. Over time, I realized that I could often get more out of a premise if I spent more time experimenting with structure. If you find yourself defaulting to the first person in your writing, or if you just want to explore different structures and forms, this is the workshop for you. We’ll take your pitch and talk about what how it would be different if it were written in the third, or even second person! Or in a different tense! Or in a different form! The ultimate goal is to help you become more aware of the choices that you’re implicitly making before you even set pen to paper (or finger to keyboard)

Instructor: Luke Burns

Luke Burns is a writer whose work has been published by The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and in the books The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals. He works as a humor writing coach, teaching individuals, small groups, and workshops. He's also a sketch director and sketch coach for indie teams around New York City. See more at

Full Session Schedule

Session Schedule*

  • Mar 24, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.