Upcoming Events
Signings and Performances

August 4, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

2019 Summer Bash

Signing for How to Be Funny & Make People Fat

Free Admission

Location: Rusty Bucket, 14613 Orchard Pkwy, Westminster, CO

August 9 - 11, 2019

Myths & Legends Conference

Signing for The 27-Hour Day and How to Be Funny & Make People Fat

Vendors' Hall

Radisson Denver-Aurora, 3155 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO

November 2, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Read, Laugh, and Eat Pastries

Signing for The 27-Hour Day and How to Be Funny & Make People Fat

BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO

Workshops for Writers

Welcome, Jokers, Jesters, and Knights of Comedy! Whether you are a new humorist or a writer who has slain many a literary dragon, this Castle of Comedy welcomes you!

Please note that some events may require ticketing or reservations, so please sign up early before all the seats are gone.

For more information on these and future events, please contact somebody@bexly.org.

H.A.: The 12 Steps of Funny Workshop

The decision to be funny is a brave undertaking, as humor can be one of the most challenging styles to write. Whether you are thinking about adding levity to your current writing genre or breaking out into a new world of comedy, this twelve-step program will teach you how to embrace your humor, develop your own comic voice, and bring it to the world via your writing.

Note for introverts: While this workshop is lecture-based, there are some interactive elements. Although no one will have to stand up in front of the class, participants should be prepared to at least recite the pledge to be funny aloud with other attendees.

2019 Dates:

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in Colorado Springs. Registration: For Conference Attendees Only.

Critique Groups: The Good, The Bad, and the Funny

 

Writing is lonely work, and there can be tremendous value in gathering together routinely with other writers in a sacred ritual known as Critique Group. These collectives of writing geniuses can be very helpful for authors to polish their manuscripts and expand their craft. It can also be a lot of work to build the right relationships and chemistry. This workshop, using humor and wit, will walk participants through the basics of what is involved in critique, how to make it work for you, and how to know when your critique group is just not into you (or your book). Participants will take away helpful tips and share a few laughs along the way.

2019 Dates: TBD

 

Mastering Book Signing Presentations (for Introverts)

No matter whether the author follows the traditional publishing path or goes independent, it’s only a matter of time before a book signing, reading, or other public promotional event is scheduled. For authors who weren’t born with the gift of gab and the flamboyant nature that makes public presenting a joy instead of a chore, there is hope. And that hope is online sales. Meanwhile, facing the promotion of your work in public doesn’t have to be scary. This workshop will teach the shy and introverted alike some simple techniques for facing an audience of potential readers, how to answer common questions, and perhaps to sell a book or two along the way. This workshop will include audience participation in role play scenarios, but don’t worry. You won’t have to promote your book this time.

Bonus: This session will also include the comedy skit: Pre-Scripted Responses for Questions Authors Hate

2019 Dates: TBD