Escape – create – laugh!
An introduction to comedy writing for the beginner. Learn how to write short-form material, ideal for those working towards their first five minutes of a stand-up set.

Experience the pleasure and enjoyment of being fully present, as you engage with the prompt in hand. Many people find that the creative process helps them to re-connect with themselves.

Benefits of being fully present/creative:
– reduced heart rate and perception of anxiety/stress
– increased sense of well-being and relaxation
– improved mood
– provides essential ‘me’ time
– escape the daily grind

It’s all about the process of engaging with a prompt, following a given structure. See where your creativity takes you! No need to stick to the structure if your creative mind takes you off on a tangent; follow your own unique creative flow. We love it when someone goes off-piste!

I model a writing device; we deconstruct it, then each participant creates their own versions. Opportunity to share work and receive feedback. Ideas shared in a nurturing and supportive environment, its lots of fun! Bring pen, paper and an open mind!

Comedy Writing Devices
– one-liners
– the rule of three
– 3×3 matrix
– comparing two seemingly dissimilar items
– giving advice (always, sometimes, never)
– repetition/callbacks
– puns

Self-Identifying Women only.*

Where: Founders Room West

When: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Entry: Suggested donation £5
Your donation will help us help more vulnerable women across Sussex
Text IWD23 to 70970 to donate £5

Booking: Spaces are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register on the day with a BWC volunteer outside the room where the workshop will take place.

*Our women only spaces at IWD are open to ALL self-identifying women.