Sharon Short, director of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, has published a beautifully written coming-of-age novel, My One Square Inch of Alaska (Penquin Plume). “I adored these characters, feared for them, and rooted for them every step of the way,” says novelist and EBWW faculty member Katrina Kittle. […]
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A nearly 30-year veteran of the Akron Beacon Journal, Bob Dyer has earned 52 regional and national writing awards — including this year’s top humor award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for large newspapers. In 2008, the National Society of Professional Journalists voted him Best Columnist in the Nation. He has been named Best Columnist in Ohio by at least one professional journalism organization for six consecutive years. He was one of the lead writers for A Question of Color, […]
For three days, we laughed. OK, howled.
We left renewed, inspired, motivated.
Fresh from the 2012 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, some of the 350 attendees and faculty tapped out humorous and, often, heartfelt columns and blogs. Here’s a sampling:
“Postcards From the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop” from Yuliya Patsay of the She Suggests blog
“Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop 2012: Will Somebody Please Remove the Ferret from my Toe?” by Dave Fox, […]
Laura Rafaty, a columnist for the St. Helena Star, took first place for humor writing in both the 2012 and 2013 National Society of Newspaper Columnists award competition (newspapers with 50,000 and under circulation). She resides in the Napa Valley where she bases her law firm, Napa Valley Immigration Law. She is producing director of the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and operates an online retail site and perfume company. […]