The Whistler Writing Society welcomes all members of the community to attend our Annual General Meeting Wednesday August 21st from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Whistler Public Library. Light refreshments will be served. Following the meeting award-winning author and humourist Susan Juby will lead a creative writing workshop Poke the Soufflé from 7 – 9 p.m. Both events are free, no RSVP needed.
Poke the Soufflé
Analyzing humour is sometimes compared to poking a soufflé: one risks the dish collapsing into an unsightly mess under surveillance. In this workshop, we will gingerly investigate the techniques that can make any writer’s attempts at wit and levity, absurdity and satire, not to mention hijinks, more successful. We will explore what makes a piece of writing funny and discuss the risks and rewards of introducing humour into your work.
Susan Juby is the author of eleven books, including Republic of Dirt, winner of the 2016 Leacock Medal for Humour and The Woefield Poultry Collective, which was nominated for the Leacock Medal. Her memoir, Nice Recovery, was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail. Her novels have been published all over the world and been nominated for many awards, including the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. She is the author of the bestselling Alice, I Think, namedone of the essential 40 Young Adult novels by Rolling Stone Magazine and adapted into a CTV/Comedy Network television series.
Susan holds a Master of Publishing degree from Simon Fraser University and teaches at Vancouver Island University. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.