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The Clowning Linguist with Sarina Dorie, Eugene
October 1, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Learn 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, create puns and play with words by using techniques that stand-up comedians use. Exercise your wit with new skills, make others laugh and be entertained. Bring a pen and paper for exercises.
Sarina Dorie has won the Allasso humor award and has sold over 90 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.
Pre-Meeting Icebreaker: We’ll be featuring an ice-breaker activity each month during Social Time from 6:30-7:00. September. Come early, grab a snack, and chat with other members.
October: Writing Group Speed Dating
Looking for a writing group? Need more writers for an existing group? Join us for this fast-paced match-up
About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series
Meeting Date & Schedule
Typically the First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May. No meetings in December, July, or August.
6:30-7:00 p.m. Social Time and Refreshments
7:00-7:15 p.m. News, Upcoming Events, and Member Announcements
7:15-8:30 p.m. Speaker
8:30 p.m. Drawing for Free Gift
8:30-9:00 p.m. Questions and Book Signing
Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.
Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 (location and directions)