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Adam Ruben

Adam Ruben spent seven years at Johns Hopkins University earning his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. While there, he parlayed his healthy disdain for academia into a stand-up comedy act, which he has performed across the country.

Dept. of Double Entendre

Katrina Kittle and her writer friends remind us that writers do it wherever they can. Read more here.

A Sucker for a Verbal Hostage

Loretta LaRoche has noticed she’s meeting more and more people who love to talk about themselves. Read more here.

It’s All Relative

At the 2010 workshop, Wade Rouse talked about his book in progress. It’s out, and it’s every bit as great as you’d expect. Read an excerpt on here.

Beauty of Different

Karen Walrond is finding beauty everywhere as she promotes her book Beauty of Different, now out. Read more here.

Monthly Humor Contest holds monthly humor writing contests with cash prizes. Read more.

Mocking Vanity

The annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest will begin taking submissions Aug. 15. Top prize is an even $1,500, up from from last year’s odd $1,359.

College Humor

Editor Jean Hanff Korelitz is looking for (and, I’m told by e-mail, paying for) satirical college application essays for an upcoming anthology. Details at

Reflections of Erma