Humour in Fiction with Brannavan Gnanalingam

18:30 pm
20:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Online
Online (Zoom) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Tuesday, 28th June & Tuesday, 5th July $120 https://writerspractice.nz/events/humour-in-fiction-online/ Humour has the unusual effect of stopping or slowing the narrative. Used in the right way it can also sweeten areas that are dark or political. In this workshop, we will be looking at the ways humour can be used in literature, and methods you can use to incorporate it into narratives. We will look at the use of humour in writing, including its historical use, satire (Juvenalian vs Horatian), ethics, and discourse. Taught by Brannavan Gnanalingam - a novelist and lawyer based in Wellington. He has written six novels, including Sprigs which was released in 2020. His fifth novel Sodden Downstream was shortlisted for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the 2018 Ockham Book Awards and his fourth, A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse was longlisted in 2017.