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Sunday, October 6 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Funny Ha-Ha? The Use of Humor in Fiction

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What makes comic fiction truly funny? Absurd scenarios? Snappy dialogue? Compelling characters? Or the familiar viewed from an unexpected angle? Three novelists discuss the role of humor in their work.

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Courtenay Hameister

Courtenay was Live Wire’s host for nine years, and as lucky as she was to have that job, she’s enjoying her new role much more: sitting at the producers’ table and silently judging Luke. You’ll see her on stage periodically, reading an essay or portraying Peg Tut, the scrappy owner of a Snake Emporium/Personal Injury Law Firm. Her writing has appeared inMcSweeney’s, Oregon Humanities... Read More →

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Kevin Barry

Bio: | Kevin Barry is the author of the story collections 'Dark Lies The Island' and 'There Are Little Kingdoms' and the novel 'City Of Bohane'. He has won the Impac Dublin City Literature Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize, the European Union Prize for Literature, the Authors Club Best First Novel Award, and  the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. He has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize and the Frank... Read More →
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Monica Drake

Monica Drake is the author of three books, Clown Girl, The Stud Book and most recently The Folly of Loving Life. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, New York Times, Oregon Humanities Magazine, The Sun, The Rumpus, Three Penny Review, and other publications on-line, in print and anthologized. She launched the BFA in Writing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she is currently an Associate Professor in... Read More →
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Don Waters

Bio: | Don Waters is the author of the story collection, Desert Gothic, and the novel, Sunland. His fiction has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize, Best of the West, and New Stories from the Southwest. | | A frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, he’s also written for the New York Times Book Review, Outside, The Believer, and Slate, among other magazines. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers&rsquo... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mutt Enterprises Stage OCC, D-135

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