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Satire Writing Workshop with Paul Szoldra (Duffel Blog)


  • Alexandria, VA 22314 (map)

Overview: There's a whole lot of absurdity in the world, and there's no better way to illustrate just how absurd than through the use of satire. In this workshop from Paul Szoldra, the Editor-in-Chief of the satirical military news site Duffel Blog, you'll learn the essential elements of satire, a brief history of what it is and how it can be employed, and how to formulate your own satirical ideas. Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn how to properly pitch, and eventually, write a hilarious satirical news story that will encourage your audience to think more deeply about an issue. This basic-level class will be highly-interactive, so bring your enthusiasm, sense of humor, and a laptop (or a pen and paper).

When & Where: This workshop will take place in Alexandria, Virginia. The exact location will be given to confirmed participants. The Satire Writing Workshop will be available on Saturday, December 7 -OR- Sunday, December 8, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. You can indicate your preferred date when applying below.

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Please Note: The confirmation process for applicants will take place throughout November or until all available spaces are full. All applicants who apply by November 24th will be notified of their application status by Tuesday, November 26th.

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