Satire Workshops

Reductress offers regular two kinds of satire writing workshops: Our intimate, live Zoom workshops taught by Reductress editors, and our self-guided, online workshop that you can take at your own pace and get real feedback from Reductress editors. Click here to learn more about our self-guided online workshop, and see below for our live Zoom offerings.

Reductress Satire Writing Workshop – Live on Zoom 


Weds Jan 26th 7:00pm: SOLD OUT
Weds Feb 2nd 7:00pm: ENROLL NOW
Weds Feb 16th 7:00pm: ENROLL NOW
Thurs Feb 17th 7:00pm: ENROLL NOW

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.


Reductress Online Satire Writing Workshop – Take at Your Own Pace

Learn the fundamentals of satire writing with the Editors of Reductress, now online and on your own time – with real, written feedback from the editors.

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 and we’ll make sure they receive the workshop on your preferred day.

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 with SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line. We will respond to as many as we can.