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Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop

The Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop has been dubbed the "Woodstock of Humor" and a "utopia" for writers — one "that only appears every other year, out of the mist, on the edge of the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio (like Brigadoon)."

The workshop's mission is simple: to encourage and inspire writers in the same way that celebrated columnist and author Erma Bombeck '49 found encouragement and inspiration at the University of Dayton.

Its mantra is timeless: "You can write!"

Erma Home Schooling

If you missed the April 4-6, Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, you can still enjoy the recordings. We're offering three discounted packages. Learn more.

Highlights

Nationally Renowned

The Writer magazine has called the biennial Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop the best writing conference in Ohio and "THE conference for humor writers." Our next workshop is slated for March 26-28, 2026.

Scholarships and Internships

Thanks to the generosity of the Alumni Association, University of Dayton students receive free scholarships to attend the workshop. Internships for academic credit are available for communication and English majors.

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When humor goes, there goes civilization.

Erma Bombeck

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