Island comedian Heather Jordan Ross, in partnership with PEI Writers’ Guild (PEIWG), will host the webinar Funnier in an Hour: Comedic Storytelling on May 6.
Ross previously partnered with PEIWG in February to offer a three-week comedic storytelling workshop that drew participants from across Canada and had a wait list. Funnier in an Hour, PEIWG’s response to Ross’ popularity, will offer another chance for aspiring and established writers to practice their comedy skills. It is open to anyone who is considering stand up comedy, prepping for their next fringe show, or who just want to tell better stories at parties.
Funnier in an Hour will guide participants through basic joke structure, performing with confidence, and how to make a good story great and a great story funny. There will be a Q&A at the end of the session.
Ross’ personal, acerbic storytelling has been featured on OutTV, CBC’s “The Doc Project,” and BBC Radio 4. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College and a Masters in Screenwriting with Distinction from Screen Academy Scotland. Originally from Fortune, PEI, Ross currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Since Ross’ last session sold out quickly, interested participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible at peiwritersguild.com.
PEIWG also offers two bursaries for marginalized writers or for those who find the cost prohibitive. For more information or to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org.