Upcoming 826LA Writing Workshops

Here are some new workshops and panels hosted by 826LA. For the grown-ups they’ve got…

826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: Comedy Writing on Monday, May 3 at 8:00 pm with Bob Odenkirk, Jen Kirkman, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, and Jill Soloway! Moderated by Marc Evan Jackson! Our panelists will discuss comedy writing: how they got started, what inspires them, and the dark, dark place comedy comes from. We will also be screening some shorts written by our panelists. Takes place at Busby’s East (5364 Wilshire Blvd.). Click here to buy tickets.

And a couple of youth workshops…

Advertise! – Saturday, May 1 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Students will receive a brief primer on the components of print advertising-layout, copy, and graphics-and immediately put their knowledge to work. The products at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart need to be advertised. Working with volunteer instructors from the worlds of advertising and television, students will write copy and lay out the graphics for the Time Travel Mart products of their choice, creating actual print advertisements. Taught by ad folks from TBWA\Chiat\Day and TV folks from “Deadliest Catch” and “Mad Men.”  For students ages 8 to 12. Takes place at 826LA East (1714 W. Sunset Blvd). Cost is FREE. Go here to sign up!

Improv: Comedy and Character – Sunday, May 2 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm This workshop introduces participants to the core concepts of improv comedy: group mind, space work, character, and, of course, fun! Participants will play games, write character monologues, and create scenes using their characters. For students ages 8 to 13. Takes place at UCLA’s Armand Hammer Museum. Cost is FREE but PLEASE NOTE: this workshop is full. If you’d like to be included on a waiting list, email julius(at)826la.org

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