Funny On the Page – Comedy Writing in Fiction (Afternoon)

with Adriana Trigiani


Tap your original comic voice as you write your novel. Identify the stories that are best suited to sustain a comic narrative. Broaden your storytelling skills through humor as we explore character, structure, style, and point of view through your particular lens. Humor is personal but its reach is universal. We will explore techniques and writing exercises to bring your sense of humor to the page to delight readers and expand your own sense of possibility and joy.


4 Afternoons:  Monday 11/6–Thursday 11/9 | 1:30-4:30pm

A $100 combination discount will be applied when registering for the conference at the same time.


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Adriana Trigiani | Beloved by millions of readers around the world for her “dazzling” novels, (USA Today) Adriana Trigiani is The New York Times bestselling author of twenty books in fiction and nonfiction. She has been published in 38 countries around the world. The New York Times calls her “a comedy writer with a heart of gold,” her books “tiramisu for the soul.” She wrote the blockbuster The Shoemaker’s Wife, the Big Stone Gap series, the Valentine trilogy and Lucia, Lucia. Trigiani’s themes of love and work, emphasis upon craftsmanship and family life have brought her legions of fans around the world. Their devotion has made Adriana one of “the reigning queens of women’s fiction” (USA Today).

Adriana’s latest novel, The Good Left Undone, was an instant New York Times best seller, Book of the Month pick and People’s Book of the Week. The book also garnered recognition from book clubs across the country – it was named a Read with Jenna Best Beach of All Time, a Katie Couric Media Must-Read Book of 2022, Bustle Magazine’s Most Anticipated Book of 2022, Goodreads Most Popular Historical Fiction of 2022, a Veranda Magazine Book Club Pick, an Emily Giffin Book Club Pick, a New York Journal of Books Book Club Pick and a LibraryReads Pick! The national book tour sold out crowds across the country, carrying the book to national best seller lists: New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly