Author, Columnist Susan Reinhardt Leads “Writing Funny” Workshop November 16

Susan Reinhardt, who won a loyal following during her many years as columnist with the Asheville Citizen-Times, will lead a comedic writing workshop from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum, on the UNC Asheville campus.

“Writing Funny,” is a one-day, non-credit workshop from the university’s Great Smokies Writing Program.

“Writing funny is one of the hardest forms of the craft,” said Reinhardt. “Some love your wit. Some hate it. I’ll let you in on many of the techniques for comedy writing so you can capture your great sense of humor on the page.”

Workshop participants will analyze various samples of comedic writing, as well as produce their own work. Discussion topics will also include book titles, marketing and publishing.

Reinhardt is the author of the novel, Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle (Grateful Steps Foundation, 2013), and four nonfiction comedic books: Not Tonight Honey: Wait ‘Til I’m a Size 6 (Kensington, 2009), Dishing with the Kitchen Virgin (Kensington, 2008), Don’t Sleep with a Bubba (Kensington, 2007), and Only Hussies Wear Blue Eyeshadow (Pediment Publishing, 2002).

Cost for the workshop is $25. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Williams at or 828.250.2353.