Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop

Erma BombeckWant to learn from Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winners, authors, humorists, publishers, agents and social media experts?

Thanks to the generosity of the Alumni Association, University of Dayton students receive scholarships to attend the biennial Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop for free.

Humorist Erma Bombeck '49 is one of America's most celebrated writers and one of the University of Dayton's most famous graduates. As a student, she first heard the magical words, "You can write!" from a University of Dayton English professor. That encouragement launched her career.

Over the years, the workshop has attracted such household names as humorist Dave Barry, talk show icon Phil Donahue, New York Times' columnist Gail Collins, Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel, storyteller Garrison Keillor, comedian and alumnus Don Novello (aka Father Guido Sarducci) and actress Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson). The popular workshop attracts 350 writers from around the nation and always sells out.

Scholarship applications for the next workshop will be available in January 2016.

Contact Us.

Teri Rizvi
Founder and Co-Director
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1323
937-229-3255
erma@udayton.edu

Annette Taylor, Ph.D.
Co-Director and Assistant Professor of Journalism
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1410
937-229-2578
ataylor1@udayton.edu

Debe Dockins
Coordinator, Erma Bombeck Writing Competition
Washington-Centerville Public Library
111 W. Spring Valley Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458
937-610-4429
libadmin@wcpl.lib.oh.us

Website: http://www.wclibrary.info/erma

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