Writing seminar planned

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Humor columnist Judy DiGregorio will conduct a workshop on Oct. 29 in the Anderson County United Way office at 161 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

The event, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is the Tennessee Mountain Writers fall workshop.

Using humorous readings and short writing assignments, DiGregorio will explore the purpose of humor, review the different types and styles of humor, teach participants about what makes people laugh, and identify possible markets for humor writing.

DiGregorio’s work has appeared in The Army Times, the Chicken Soup books, The Writer, Byline magazine and numerous anthologies and other publications.

She is the author of Life among the Lilliputians and Memories of a Loose Woman from Celtic Cat Publishing. Her new CD, Jest Judy, with stories from both her books, was recently released.

Southern Festival of Books invited her as a
guest speaker in 2009 and 2010.

The workshop’s registration fee of $40 includes morning refreshments. Participants will be limited to 18.

Check the Tennessee Mountain Writers website at www.tmwi.org, or email Sue Richardson Orr at orrs@usit.net for a registration form
or additional informa-

Tennessee Mountain Writers is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that promotes Tennessee literary arts and supports the work of Tennessee writers.

Its goal is to provide opportunities for people interested in the craft of writing to become better writers. Membership is open to all writers.