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Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop

Erma Bombeck, who chronicled the foibles of family life with humor and heart, first heard the words, “You can write!” from her University of Dayton English professor. 

That’s the workshop’s mantra as we encourage and support writers, whose work and the spirit of the workshop are featured in these three books. Proceeds will benefit the workshop’s endowment fund, which helps keep the event affordable for writers.

Sisters! Bonded by Love and Laughter

Edited by Marcia Stewart and Teri Rizvi. Designed and illustrated by Drue Wagner. Sisters! Bonded by Love and Laughter explores the humorous, nobody-else-could-ever-understand, magical, cherished world of sister relationships. Features 21 hilarious (and true) stories by the winners of Nickie’s Prize for Humor Writing from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. It is available on AmazonBarnes and Noble, the University of Dayton's Bookstore and Bookshop.

One Heart with Courage: Essays and Stories

By Teri Rizvi with illustrations by Julie Lonneman. The founder and director of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop brings a powerful, original voice to a collection of essays that shows why our dreams matter. Available through Braughler BooksAmazonBarnes and Noble, the University of Dayton Bookstore and Bookshop. It's also offered as an ebook and an audiobook.

Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now...Before We Forget

By Allia Zobel Nolan with contributions from Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. A nostalgic, humorous, coming-of-age anthology. Named one of the best Indie humor books in 2019 by Independent Book Publishing Professionals. Laugh Out Loud, available on Amazon and in the University of Dayton Bookstore, reminds us that laughter is serious business.


Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop