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‘5 Ways to Be Witty’ with James Geary, author of Wit’s End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It

June 8, 2019 from 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

In ‘5 Ways to Be Witty’, James Geary playfully examines what wit is and how it works through folktales, literary anecdotes, jokes, and juggling—of ideas, words and balls. Come play word games, do short creativity tests, and take part in a pun competition, the winner of which receives a free copy of Geary’s book, Wit’s End!


James Geary is deputy curator of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism and author of Wit’s End; I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor; Geary’s Guide to the World’s Great Aphorists, and the New York Times bestseller The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism.


June 8, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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Center Stage
632 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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