We know when something is funny, but often we don’t know why. In that way, humor can be a mysterious thing, but at its heart, humor is simple. In this workshop, through sample readings, classroom discussion, and in-class writing exercises, students will learn various approaches to bring humor to their writing, and unravel some of the mystery about what makes people laugh. We will meet twice. In the first three-hour session, we'll cover the basic premises of humor writing, and do some fun in-class exploratory writing exercises. At the end of the day, you'lll have a premise to develop further. In the second two-hour session the following week, we'll share and discuss the work you've done.