Ready to learn satire writing from the editors and founders of Reductress? Based on the popular recurring writer’s workshop out of their offices in NYC, editors Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo lead this online seminar going over the fundamentals of satire writing in the style and method of Reductress. In this workshop, you’ll learn about what makes a great piece, how to generate ideas based on current events, how to build a solid headline, and write a satirical piece of your own – all on your own time and at your own pace. In addition, each student will submit a draft of their piece for notes from a Reductress editor at the end of the workshop.
About ReductressThe first and only satirical women’s magazine, Reductress was founded in 2013 by Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo. The mission of Reductress is to take on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media. Previous editorial staff includes Anna Drezen, Rachel Wenitsky, Jasmine Pierce, Taryn Englehart, Nicole Silverberg, Taylor Garron, and Eva Victor.
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Wired: “Three years ago, Reductress was a likeably scrappy time-filler; now, it’s essential reading.”
The Washington Post: “Yes, you can tell a feminist rape joke. This website just showed us how.”
Cosmopolitan: “Reductress has become one of the most popular humor sites on the internet.”