Guild to offer one-day workshop on humor writing

Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Cultured Pearl above Starbucks on Rehoboth Avenue
January 9, 2013
Fay Jacobs

The Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild has announced that award-winning writer and publisher Fay Jacobs will teach a single-session seminar geared to all writers.

In Flash Comedy, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Cultured Pearl above Starbucks on Rehoboth Avenue, Jacobs will teach the essentials of writing short, humorous stories, essays and commentaries. Participants will discuss how to spin a great essay from a single idea, the art of exaggeration (and how much is too much) and how changing a specific word is sometimes enough to alter the tone of an essay. The two-hour class is $40 for RBWG members and $45 for nonmembers. Participants must register by Sunday, Jan. 13.

Jacobs writes a column in Letters from CAMP Rehoboth and has had humorous pieces in Delaware Beach Life, one of which was a 2012 recipient of an award from the International Regional Magazine Association. For more information about her, check out her profile on the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild website, under RBWG writers.

To register for the class or for more information, go to or email

RBWG is a nonprofit 501c3 association dedicated to fostering the literary arts in southern coastal Delaware. Its programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


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