Humor Workshop: "Chaos Remembered in Tranquility"
Begin 2020 with a laugh--a workshop about writing humor, that is. In this class with Bob Balmer January 25, we will examine how humor writers use incidents from their lives to turn the painful, the absurd, the odd, the embarrassing, the disconcertingly memorable…. into humor. Then, to follow James Thurber’s adage “Humor is chaos remembered in tranquility” we will sift through our lives to find those stories, anecdotes and incidents to guild with humor. We will, examining other humor-writers’ works, look at structure (essay or story) as a means to convey humor.

Chase away the winter blahs with other Writers' Studio classes from January through March:

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BARN is a nonprofit community center for craft and invention on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Its mission is to support an open, inter-generational community of artisans and makers who are dedicated to learning, teaching, sharing, and inspiring one another with creativity, craftsmanship and community service. BARN includes artisan studios in the following disciplines: Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Jewelry & Fine Metals, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts & BCB, Metal Fabrication, Print & Book Arts, Woodworking and Small Boat Building, and Writers. To learn more visit

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