Defying Expectations: Bringing the Funny to Fiction with Leland Cheuk.
Saturday, January 20, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St.
Now more than ever, readers need a laugh. At its core, comedy is an art of defying expectations, and all writers, whether you’re interested in writing comedy or not, benefit from defying expectations. This course will deconstruct funny scenes and passages in recent fiction and use these examples as guides to help you bring the funny to your work and defy the expectations of your readers.
Leland Cheuk, a MacDowell Colony fellow, authored The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong (CCLaP, 2015), a novel, and Letters from Dinosaurs (Thought Catalog, 2016), stories. His work has been covered in VICE, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and appears or is forthcoming in Salon, Catapult, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Leland teaching fiction workshops at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute and the New York Writers Coalition. He lives in Brooklyn.
You can also hear from Leland and the other January AiR at our public Open Studios event on January 27. Click here for more info.Tags: 2018, Artists in Residence, Central Oregon, Deschutes Public Library, Events, Public Event, Upcoming, writing