Online Course | $80
4 sessions | 2 hours each
Prerequisite: None | Students: 10
Location: This class meets online using Zoom. Please download the app to your phone, tablet, or computer ahead of time. We will be sending you a link to join the class prior to the first day.
All class listings are Pacific Standard Time (PST).
This 4-week Satire Writing course is for comedy writers of all levels. In this class we will analyze satirical pieces from websites like McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Reductress, and Slackjaw. You will learn the basics of online satire writing (from generating topic ideas to revising your drafts) and get a chance to practice writing in two different genres of satire: the list and the character monologue.
Janay Lovering has been performing since she was chosen as emcee of her kindergarten Christmas pageant, an honor bestowed upon young Janay because, to quote her mom, “You were the only blonde in class.” After recieveing her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Sacramento State University, Janay was a cast member of the long-running Sacramento musical Six Women with Brain Death until she went right back to college to get her M.A. in English so she could get a real job. She now teaches English at American River College, and she recently became the first English instructor to not be presented with cake upon earning tenure because her colleagues thought she was “too shy and quiet” and would not enjoy the attention.