The next Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop will be March 31-April 2, 2016, on the campus of the University of Dayton, Erma Bombeck’s alma mater. We are sold out. To put your name on the wait list, click here.
The workshop draws approximately 350 writers from around the country and typically sells out very quickly, so don’t wait once registration opens. The 2014 workshop sold out in 12 hours.
The 2016 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop features a special staged reading of a new one-woman play, Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, starring Barbara Chisholm, and an exciting lineup of keynote speakers:
• Roy Blount Jr., humorist and social critic. A master storyteller and prolific writer, Blount has written two dozen books and is a familiar voice on NPR’s Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!
• Amy Ephron, bestselling novelist, journalist and contributing editor at Vogue.
• Kathy Kinney (known for her iconic role as “Mimi” on The Drew Carey Show) and Cindy Ratzlaff (marketing guru behind The South Beach Diet). The longtime friends are the creative force behind the Queen of Your Life book series, calendar and blog.
• Leighann Lord, stand-up comedian, actress, commentator and author who’s known as “the Urban Erma.”