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Humorous Memoir Writing Lab with Courtenay Hameister

Posted 22 November 2015


Tragedy + Time: A Humorous Memoir Workshop with Courtenay Hameister

December 13 from 10:30 to 1:00



Whether you're hoping to inject some humor into your blog, write a Bossypants-style memoir, or learn to look at those awkward, humiliating and/or litigation-worthy moments as funny instead of tragic, this class is for you. Live Wire's Courtenay Hameister will talk about the power of the ugly truth, the judicious use of self-deprecation, and turning the catastrophic into the ridiculous. The class will include a brief writing prompt and discussion of your work.

Instructor: Courtenay Hameister is the head writer and co-producer of Live Wire, Portland’s own nationally-syndicated radio variety show airing on over 65 public radio stations around the country. She is also a screenwriter, a playwright and a columnist whose projects include co-writing the satirical stage adaptations Roadhouse: The Play! and Lost Boys: Live!, and the Reluctant Adventurer column for GoLocalPDX. Her work can be found in McSweeney’s, Oregon Humanities Magazine, Portland Monthly and some scathing emails to the customer service department at Macy’s.

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