The next Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop will be April 5-7, 2018, on the campus of the University of Dayton, Erma Bombeck’s alma mater. Online registration begins at noon (EST) Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
The workshop draws approximately 350 writers from around the country and typically sells out very quickly, so don’t wait once registration opens. The 2016 workshop sold out in less than six hours.
The 2016 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop featured a special staged reading of a new one-woman play, […]
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Emmy Award-winning talk show host Phil Donahue used to live across the street from humorist Erma Bombeck in an ordinary, middle-class neighborhood in Centerville, Ohio. From those unpretentious beginnings in suburbia, both soared to national popularity.
This spring, Donahue returns home to kick off the 2014 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton with memories of that special friendship in a keynote talk.
Online registration for the workshop, slated April 10-12, […]
This is one impressive line-up.
Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, Heloise, W. Bruce Cameron, Joel Brinkley, Tracy Beckerman, Suzette Martinez Standring, Gina Barreca, Jerry Zezima and a number of other gifted writers are all part of the June 27-30 37th annual National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ conference in Hartford, Conn.
Register by April 1 for the early registration fee. Click here for the full conference line-up and registration information.
Suzette Martinez Standring, who wrote the book on column writing, […]
(Reposted by permission of author Gina Barreca. This piece originally appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 4, 2013.)
I’ve been trying to figure out whether it was harder to get into college, get tenure, or get into the Friars Club. The application process for all three was pretty similar: You had to get letters of recommendation, you were interviewed, and you had to show evidence of success as well as promise.
When I applied to Dartmouth College in 1975, […]
This piece first appeared on the Senior Wire News Service. Reposted by permission.
“My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.” — Erma Bombeck
In April, I attended the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop 2012 at the University of Dayton, Erma’s alma mater. It is a bi-annual event that I have registered for since 2004 because I love humor writing. There are always more than 350 people in attendance and seats sell out quickly, […]