Humour as a literary device is often used to ease readers into engaging difficult subjects. It can be built into a character’s personality, into a morbid situation, or into dialogues; however, if done wrongly, it can jar the reader, thereby ruining their reading experience. In this masterclass, the Comedy Women in Print Prize-longlisted author of the critically acclaimed novels The Blessed Girl and Critical But Stable will show us how to naturally employ humour in our writings. The masterclass will cover the approaches necessary for effective humour writing and the pitfalls to avoid when introducing humour into our works.
This masterclass is open to anyone who is interested in how to write humour and make their writing funny. To apply for this masterclass, click on the JOIN THIS CLASS button above. The deadline is 18th February 2022.
The Cheeky Natives Scholarship [CLOSED]
We have TWO scholarships available for this masterclass from The Cheeky Natives. To apply for the scholarship, follow @CheekyNatives on Twitter and name Angela Makholwa’s books and which was nominated for an international award. The two selected participants will have their fee for the class fully paid for by The Cheeky Natives.
The Wole Talabi Scholarship [CLOSED]
There are also TWO scholarships available from Wole Talabi for this masterclass. The scholarships are awarded to one Nigerian participant and another participant from any other African country. To apply for this, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a 200-word extract of your writing that shows humour. If selected, your attendance fee for this masterclass will be covered.
The Ahmed Aidarus Scholarship [CLOSED]
Awarded to a Kenyan writer, this scholarship is sponsored by Ahmed Aidarus for TWO participants. To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with a 200-word extract of your writing that shows humour. If selected, your attendance fee for this masterclass will be covered.
The deadline for the scholarships is 17th February 2022.