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2020 Bombeck workshop emcee Pat Wynn Brown

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Pat Wynn Brown

Pat Wynn Brown is a performer, speaker, producer and author of two books, Hair-A-Baloo: The Revealing Comedy and Tragedy on Top of Your Head and Momma Culpa: One Mother Comes Clean and Makes Her Maternal Confession. Pat has performed her humor-memoir Hair Theater shows across the United States. She is a featured humorist in the PBS documentary A Legacy of Laughter, about the life and work of Erma Bombeck. She also is a three-time winner of the James Thurber summer writing contest.Pat's work currently focuses on trauma and the healing power of stories, laughter and high jinks. This includes shows and a fun yet potent "charm school" at the Ohio Reformatory for Women; work on The Ohio State University Medicine and the Arts Board; participation in the Ohio Prison Arts Connection network; singing in the Harmony Project Choir; and persisting as a humble student of ballet, often performing in character parts. (No one dances the role of "dead grandmother" in the Matchgirl ballet better than she.)