Satire Workshops

Reductress Online Satire Writing Workshop – Take at Your Own Pace


Ready to learn satire writing from the editors and founders of Reductress? Based on the popular recurring writer’s workshop out of their offices in NYC, editors Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo lead this online seminar going over the fundamentals of satire writing in the style and method of Reductress. In this workshop, you’ll learn about what makes a great piece, how to generate ideas based on current events, how to build a solid headline, and write a satirical piece of your own – all on your own time and at your own pace.

At the end of the course, each student will be able to submit a draft of their piece for notes from a Reductress editor at the end of the workshop.

Want to give this workshop as a gift? After your purchase, email education@reductress.com and we’ll make sure they receive the workshop on your preferred day.

Reductress Online Workshop Part 2: Headlines, Heightening, and Self-Editing


Ready to move beyond the basics? Editor Sarah Pappalardo leads this follow-up seminar moving beyond the fundamentals of satire writing to hone in on headline generation, editing your work, common pitfalls to avoid and some tricks to avoid them. In this workshop, you’ll learn about some common headline styles and approaches, what separates a good headline from a great headline, how self-edit your own written pieces, and finding different approaches to a single satirical idea – all on your own time and at your own pace.

At the end of the course, each student will be able to submit a headline to Reductress editors for feedback.

Want to give this workshop as a gift? After your purchase, email education@reductress.com and we’ll make sure they receive the workshop on your preferred day.

Ready for both? Get the satire workshop bundle (our original workshop and our follow-up master class) for only $99.95 for a limited time (regular price $119.90)

 

Reductress Satire Writing Workshop – Live on Zoom 

Learn the fundamentals of satire writing in this live online workshop, including headline generation, topical news, and writing your own piece in a lively Zoom format with a Reductress editor. All times are Eastern Standard Time (ET) and all workshops last 2.5 hours.

All workshops are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have a last-minute issue, email us and you are welcome to give your spot to a friend.

 

WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP: Reductress offers a limited number of scholarships for our live satire workshop to people in need who have been historically underrepresented in writer’s rooms. If you are interested, please tell us a bit about yourself at apply@reductress.com with SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line. We will respond to as many as we can.