Erma merchandise is offered through the University of Dayton Bookstore. All proceeds benefit the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Endowment Fund, which helps keep the workshop affordable for writers. To shop, click here.
Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget by Allia Zobel Nolan in collaboration with the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. A perfect gift for all those in your life who need a good laugh. (paperback, $14.99) Also available on Amazon.
Set of 12 notecards with such favorite Erma quotes as “Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving” and “If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” ($10)
Long-sleeved unisex Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop T-shirt. ($24.99)
Short-sleeved women’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop T-shirt ($19.99)
Short-sleeved unisex “He who laughs…lasts T-shirt. ($22.99)
“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it,” “When humor goes, there goes civilization” and “You Can Write! coffee mugs. ($12.99 each)
The popular Erma wine glass. ($9.99)
Limited-edition signed Liza Donnelly cartoon with this caption, “I’m planning on making my parents miserable so my life is intolerable and I can become a writer.” ($16.99)
Limited-edition “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End” play poster signed by playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel. ($16.99)
Limited-edition “You Can Write!” cartoon signed by Tony Cochran and Tom Batiuk. ($15.50)
About the endowment
In 2004, University of Dayton alumnus Ralph Hamberg and his wife, Cindy, gave a $100,000 gift to start a workshop endowment fund in memory of her cousin, Brother Tom Price, S.M. This University of Dayton English professor first told Erma “three little words” of encouragement, “You can write!”
The Hamberg family, the Bombeck family and other supporters continue to contribute to the endowment fund, which allows the University of Dayton to keep the workshop affordable. For ways to give, click here. Please indicate that your gift supports the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Endowment.