Short Course: Comic Writing – Mavis Cheek & Helen Lederer

Short Course: Comic Writing - Mavis Cheek & Helen Lederer

Date(s) - Thu 13th Sep - Sun 16th Sep, 2018
All Day

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

Finding Your Funny Bone

Wondering how to make your readers smile or – even better – laugh out loud? Wodehouse/Weldon/Lodge/Spark. What actually makes a comic novel comic? And how can you create your own? Join us as we learn how to find our funny bone and laugh our way to discovery.

Mavis Cheek began writing fiction with short stories which have appeared in various publications. Her first novel, Pause Between Acts, won the She/John Menzies First Novel Prize and was reviewed as a book that ‘smiled confidently throughout and occasionally burst out laughing’. She has been called Jane Austen in modern dress and the writer of witty, subversive romps. Her fifteenth novel, The Lovers of Pound Hill was published by Hutchinson, and Ipso Books are currently re-issuing her first three novels.

Helen Lederer is a comedy writer with a portfolio which includes writing and performing her own material. She was part of the early 1980’s comedians, including French and Saunders, with the late Rik Mayall, who began at London’s Comedy Store. She’s written and performed in her own comedy series for radio including Life with Lederer and All Change. Books include: Coping with Helen Lederer and Single Minding. Her comedy novel Losing It is published by Pan Macmillan and was nominated for the PG Wodehouse comedy literary prize. She is currently writing The Book of Hormone and her second comedy novel Having It.

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Bursaries are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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