April 2021 Virtual Workshop

Keep Your Wits About You!

WHEN: April 10, 2021

WHERE: Zoom (link to be provided)

WHAT: It’s been said that “dying is easy, comedy is hard.” But what is the actual difference between “jokes” and “humor” (don’t say one’s a liquid. DON’T SAY ONE’S A LIQUID) and how do you get the reaction you want from a reader? That’s a rhetorical question. You’ll have to pay for the workshop if you want answers. 

Join authors Curtis Chen (Waypoint Kangaroo) & Randy Henderson (Finn Fancy Necromancy) and literary agent Sam Morgan (The Lotts Agency) for an in-depth discussion of precisely why farts are funnier than poops.

The workshop will consist of three 90-minute sessions at 10am, noon, and 2pm. All times are Pacific TIme Zone. The registration fee is $135.


Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. He’s the author of the Kangaroo series of funny science fiction spy thrillers and a contributor to Ninth Step Station and Machina on Serial Box. Curtis’ short stories have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science FictionOregon Reads Aloud, and elsewhere. His homebrew cat feeding robot was displayed in the “Worlds Beyond Here” exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum. You can find Curtis at Puzzled Pint on the second Tuesday of most every month. Visit him online: https://curtiscchen.com

photo credit: Folly Blaine

Randy Henderson is the author of the dark and quirky Finn Fancy urban fantasy trilogy from Tor, a Writers of the Future grand prize winner, and Clarion West graduate.  He is also a member of the Dungeon Scrawlers DnD liveplay show, and a relapsed sarcasm addict. Randy lives in Western Washington with writer and audiobook narrator Folly Blaine, too many gnomes, and the requisite two cats. Don’t hesitate to message him, he’s happy to chat and be of help where he can. Web: www.randy-henderson.com. Facebook: /randyhenderson. Twitter: @randyauthor.

Sam Morgan is a literary agent with The Lotts Agency. Originally from North Carolina, he now resides in Brooklyn, NY. After a lifetime of fandom in all things wizards and spaceships, he decided to make a career out of it. His clients include Jenn Lyons, Curtis C. Chen, Megan E. O’Keefe, Daniel Polansky, Jay Posey, and many more. You can find him on socials @samroebuck.

WHY: Because the world needs as much levity as we can bring it!

HOW: Register below – cost is $135. Scholarships are available; details can be found by CLICKING HERE. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 3, 2021.