East Bend: Writers Writing - Laughing Through the Tears

Roxy Allen Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/25/2019
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 Practice weaving comedy and tragedy into personal storytelling narratives.

Comedy has the transcendent ability to make upsetting and uncomfortable truths more digestible. This clinic is about utilizing the relationship between the two as it's own literary device. Life is big and long and hard and unfortunately, sad things happen. Parents die. Friends get cancer. But life is also a series of extraordinary and hilarious miracles, if only we're willing to alter our viewpoint. Participants will learn how to use their real life experience to weave comedy and tragedy into personal storytelling narratives.

Roxy Jane Allen is a queer, award-winning slam poet, stand-up comedian, make-up artist, body positive activist, hairstylist, educator, and plus size model. A seven-time Eugene Poetry Slam Champion, Roxy has toured throughout the Pacific Northwest, competed nationally at the Texas Grand Slam and Rustbelt Poetry Festival, and is currently one of the administrators for the Eugene Poetry Slam. She uses comedy and wit to disarm her listeners and her sincerity and vulnerability drive her truth deep. Roxy is a reminder of how extraordinary, fragile, and magical a thing it is to be human.


Library: East Bend Public Library    Google Map to East Bend
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Liz Goodrich
Contact Number: 541-312-1032
Presenter: Roxy Allen
Link: Write Here!
Status: Waiting List
Please Note
  • Attendee must be 16 Years or older.

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