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Schedule

(Subject to change. For a description of all the sessions, click here.)

Wednesday, April 4 (special pre-workshop event, free and open to the public)

7 p.m.
Erma Bombeck Writing Competition Awards Ceremony
Centerville Library
111 W. Spring Valley Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458
(free and open to the public)

Thursday, April 5

2 to 5:30 p.m.
Attendee sign-in
Dayton Marriott Lobby

4 to 6 p.m.
Networking reception
Dayton Marriott, Tradewinds
(cash bar)

4 to 9 p.m.
EBWW bookstore open

6 p.m. — Welcome dinner keynote with Craig Ferguson
Dayton Marriott Ballroom

(Dinner program includes recognition of the two winners of the inaugural A Hotel Room of One’s Own: Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program, with Anna Lefler.)

8 p.m. — Book signing with Craig Ferguson
Dayton Marriott Foyer

Dessert reception
Tradewinds
(cash bar)

9 p.m. — Erma Bombeck Writing Competition essay readings
Location TBD

Friday, April 6

7 to 8:30 a.m. (loop)
Shuttle bus from Dayton Marriott Hotel to 1700 South Patterson Building on River Campus

7:30 to 9 a.m.
Attendee sign-in (lobby of 1700 South Patterson Building)

Continental breakfast (Riverview Café)

7:45 to 8:45 a.m. (tentative)
Speed Dating for Writers (advance registration required)

9 to 10:15 a.m. — Six concurrent sessions (choose one)
To be scheduled

Break

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. — Six concurrent sessions (choose one)
To be scheduled

Break

Noon to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch keynote with Karen Walrond
Riverview Café

1:30 to 2 p.m. — Break and book signing with Karen Walrond

2 to 3:15 p.m. — Six concurrent sessions (choose one)
To be scheduled

Break

3:30 to 4:45 p.m. — Six concurrent sessions (choose one)
To be scheduled

3:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Shuttle buses to Dayton Marriott (loop)

5 to 11 p.m.
EBWW bookstore open

6 p.m. — Dinner keynote with Liza Donnelly
Dayton Marriott Ballroom

(Dinner program includes recognition of the winners of the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition.)

8:30 – 11 p.m. — Book signing with Liza Donnelly and all workshop presenters
Tradewinds
(cash bar)

Saturday, April 7

7 to 8:30 a.m. (loop)
Shuttle bus from Dayton Marriott Hotel to 1700 South Patterson Building on River Campus

7:30 to 9 a.m.
Continental breakfast (Riverview Café)

9 to 2 p.m.
EBWW bookstore open

9 to 10:15 a.m. — Six concurrent sessions (choose one)
To be scheduled

Break

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. — Six concurrent sessions (choose one)
To be scheduled

11:45 a.m. to noon — Six concurrent sessions (choose one)
To be scheduled

Break

Noon to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch keynote with John Grogan
Riverview Café

1:30 to 2 p.m. — Break and book signing with John Grogan

2 to 3:15 p.m. — Six concurrent sessions (choose one)
To be scheduled

Break

3:30 to 5 p.m.
Pitchapalooza — American Idol for Books: Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry
 (open to all attendees)

Speed Dating for Writers (advance registration required)

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Shuttle buses to Dayton Marriott Hotel (loop)

5:30 p.m.
Shuttle bus to University of Dayton main campus, photo opportunity at Erma Bombeck historical marker and memorial tree (pick up at north entrance outside the Meyer Room at 1700 South Patterson Building)

6 to 9:30 p.m.
EBWW bookstore open

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Dinner keynote with Monica Piper
Dayton Marriott Ballroom

8:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Photo Booth
Dayton Marriott Ballroom Foyer
(cash bar)

9:30 to 11 p.m. — Attendee Stand-Up Comedy Night, with emcee Wendy Liebman
Dayton Marriott Ballroom

Reflections of Erma