Kris Neri will explain how humor functions and will share the most effective humor writing tools, demonstrating them with real examples that she will deconstruct to reveal *why* they are funny, as well as providing general guidelines for the use of humor. Kris Neri's published novels have been nominated for such prestigious awards as the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, International Book Award, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award; three of her novels were Lefty Award nominees for their humor. Her latest magical mystery, Magical Alienation, won the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. Workshop sponsored by the Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Contact the library at 575-538-3672 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.