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Funny the Funny with Annabelle Gurwitch
Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
New York Times bestselling author, Thurber Prize Finalist, and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch leads a workshop on finding the funny in your story. Join Gurwitch for a three-hour session including: lecture, writing exercises, and creative brainstorming. She will share her secrets for mining comedy gold in your writing. In her work as a humorist, essayist, and performer, Gurwitch has honed a process of finding humor on the page and on the stage. You will learn a process you can apply each time you sit down to write. Gurwitch is the author of four books, including her most recent collection of essays, Wherever You Go, There They Are; I See You Made an Effort; and You Say Tomato I Say Shut Up. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, Glamour, Los Angeles Times, and for years was a commentator on NPR. She has made numerous appearances on programs, including her years co-hosting the series Dinner and a Movie on TBS, Real Time with Bill Maher, Today Show, Oprah, and the PBS News Hour.
Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, activist, and New York Times bestselling author. Most recently, her collection of essays on family, Wherever You Go, There They Are, stories about my family you might relate to, was called “a vivacious, madcap memoir” by O Magazine (paperback, Duton, April, 2018). Her book I See You Made an Effort was a New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize for American Humor finalist. Her book You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-authored with Jeff Kahn) is also a play which has toured in over 30 cities to date. Fired! was also a Showtime Comedy Special. Gurwitch gained a loyal following during her long stint co-hosting Dinner & a Movie on TBS and years as a regular commentator on NPR. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, The Hollywood Reporter, O Magazine, Real Simple, Lenny Letter, Salon, and Time.com, amongst other publications. Gurwitch was the news anchor on HBO’s satirical Not Necessarily the News, and hosted the sustainability series WA$TED, on the Planet Green network. Her acting credits include: Better Tings, Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, and Melvin Goes to Dinner. A veteran of many lauded and even more misguided theatrical productions, she regularly performs at arts centers around the country, has made numerous appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher, CBS Early Show, The Today Show, Oprah, as well as with The Moth. Annabelle is a Jewish mother, a reluctant atheist, and an ardent environmentalist. She is empty-nesting in Los Angeles. www.annabellegurwitch.com @annabelgurwitch
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