• Alan Zweibel, winner of the Thurber Prize and an original Saturday Night Live writer.
• Gina Barreca, who has been called a “feminist maven” by Ms. Magazine and “Very, very funny. For a woman.” by Dave Barry.
• Ilene Beckerman, who was nearly 60 when she began her writing career and whose book Love, Loss and What I Wore became an Off-Broadway hit.
• Jeff Zaslow, who has told the stories of some of the most inspirational people of our time through his Wall Street Journal column and bestselling books, including The Girls from Ames and The Last Lecture.
• Adriana Trigiani, whose bestselling Big Stone Gap launched her career as a novelist, sequels and a screenplay.
Read more about the faculty and the workshop here.
“How can taxes be funny?” Diane Kelly gets that question. Her answer? “In the same way M*A*S*H made war funny.” She’s counting down to the release of her latest book, Death, Taxes and a French Manicure, coming out Nov. 1. She has won more than two dozen Romance Writers of America awards, and her fiction, tax, and humor pieces have appeared in True Love Magazine, Writer’s Digest Yearbook, Romance Writers Report, Byline Magazine and other publications.
That’s the opening line of one of the latest articles about columnist and EBWW regular Tracy Beckerman. If you know Tracy like we do, then you probably thought of several ways to complete the sentence that follows.
The gift, of course, is funny writing, as you can read in her “Lost in Suburbia” column.
We teethed on Erma Bombeck columns before our mothers snatched them away and framed them. As a new generation of humor columnists emerges from behind the SUVs and sexting our husbands, we’re hoping for a little Erma-ism to pop through so we can stand our kids again.
In 2000 Marcia began to pursue her dream of writing. Having written two satires about the upscale Scottsdale crowd, she then took a different direction and completed two more books.