Writing Classes by Andrew Shaffer

Humor Writing: Parody & Satire*

  • May 20, 2017 10:30am-12:30pm ET
  • Location: Carnegie Center, 251 West Second St,
    Lexington, KY, 40507 — Parking
  • Sign up online
  • Humor takes many forms, including parody (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the Naked Gun movies) and satire (Animal Farm, TV’s The Daily Show). In this class, New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer—the author of multiple humorous novels, one of which almost won an award—will explain the differences between parody and satire, and offer tips on incorporating them into your writing.

Nonfiction Book Proposals*

  • June 9, 2017 3:45pm-5:15pm ET
  • Location: Carnegie Center, 251 West Second St,
    Lexington, KY, 40507 — Parking
  • Sign up online (part of the Books-In-Progress Conference)
  • Sample Nonfiction Proposal (Download)
  • Got an idea for a nonfiction book or memoir? Before you invest months or years writing it, hold up! Nonfiction publishing isn’t like the fiction market—you don’t need to have a completed manuscript before querying agents. New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer—author of two nonfiction titles for HarperCollins—will help you turn your idea into a slickly-formatted book proposal.

*In-person classes only.