13-16 June 2024

A Modest Proposal: Writing Satire

The easiest to read but maybe the hardest to write, satire speaks truth not power, bringing the pompous down a peg or six with humour, exaggeration and witty social observations that make the readers deliciously complicit in the joke. Yet it’s almost impossible to achieve. 

A Swiftian romp through the fine art of satire. 

Robert Shrimsley, Kathy Lette and Colm Williamson with Colm O’Regan