Dec 5, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Centre for Stories
Join Norman Erikson Pasaribu in a workshop exploring humour and how it is used in writing.
In many marginalised communities, humour has always been a way to cope with hardships in life. It gives back laughter but also hints at liberation since humour is often based on demystification of things currently considered sacred or divine, which were often oppressing. But how do we use humour in our writing? In this workshop we will look through the possibilities of what humour can be, and how we can use it to amplify our voices.
Norman Erikson PasaribuExpand Bio Collapse Bio
Norman Erikson Pasaribu is one of Indonesia's most vital and irresistable writers, a poet distinguished by their tender and tragicomic voice. Their fiction collection, Happy Stories, Mostly (Giramondo, 2022) was longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize and won the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize. They are Centre for Stories' inaugural Patricia Kailis International Writing Fellow.
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