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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. Plus dozens of funny contributions — from New York Times bestselling authors and Saturday Night Live legends to comedians, podcasters and other creatives.

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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.

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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.

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Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop