Due to unforeseen circumstances, this conference workshop, which was slated to take place over the conference weekend has been rescheduled for a new date and time.
For conference guests, it is being offered to you free. The coupon code was sent to you on June 16.
For those who did not register for the conference, the fee for the workshop is just $25.
**Please note: Coupon codes must be applied at the checkout to receive the Zoom links for this event.
Online Workshop: Crafting Comedy – Unlocking Your Inner Comedian
Saturday, July 9
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Facilitator: Frances Koncan
Some say comedy is an innate gift that only a select few possess… others say it’s a skill that anyone can learn. Personally, I think it’s a little bit of both! In this online workshop, we’ll explore both the building blocks of humour, joke-writing, and comedy as well as our own individual lived experiences, perspectives, and ideas to exercise our comedic muscles and unlock our authentic voice as writers. Through a combination of listening, watching, and most importantly writing, we’ll focus in on how humour can be used to strengthen our writing – and hopefully have a few laughs along the way!
FRANCES KONCAN is a writer of mixed Anishinaabe and Slovene descent whose work in theatre, film, television, and journalism. They have an MFA in Creative Writing from the City University of New York Brooklyn College and half a music degree from the University of Manitoba. Her writing for television includes the APTN youth shows That’s AWSM! and Bull’s Eye. She has bylines in the Winnipeg Free Press, CBC, and Intermission Magazine and her plays have been published in the anthologies Refractions: Scenes and Voices of a Generation.