Tucson Festival of Books

Workshop: Infusing Humor, Horror, Joy


We neglect the importance of affect when working on our drafts. We build characters, we engage imagery and plot and language, but we forget to exploit the comic or horrific possibilities in what we're building. In this session, we'll explore how to tune a piece so that it's funnier, scarier, or sadder.


Panelist
Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez is the author of "Best Worst American," a story collection published by Small Beer Press and the winner of the Neukom Institute Award for Debut Speculative Fiction. He lives near Chicago and is an associate professor at Northwestern University....

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Book:
Extended Stay
Juan Martinez
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror

January 2023
ISBN 9780816547975