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While tragedy gets award recognition and critical acclaim, everyone acknowledges that humor is harder to write. What makes it so hard and how humor be used effectively in fiction?


Alex Acks


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Shane Halbach

Shane Halbach lives in Chicago with his wife, three kids and one nuisance cat. His fiction has appeared in Analog, Escape Pod, Flash Fiction Online, and The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction, among others. He has been accused of being obsessed with pirates, bacon, zombies and his... Read More →

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Henry Lien

Author, Holt/Macmillan
Henry Lien is a 2012 graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop, Seattle. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Peasprout Chen middle grade fantasy series. His short fiction has appeared in publications like Asimov’s, Analog, and F&SF, and he is a four-time... Read More →

Sunday May 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
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