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Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop

Bringing Laughter to the World

The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is collaborating with the late DC Stanfa’s family to help writers with financial need attend our popular biennial workshop. 

The DC Stanfa Memorial Writers’ Award honors DC, a writer, humorist, and avid supporter and long-time attendee. With a major gift commitment from her husband, Tom Schonecker, and daughter, Cori Hedrick, and generous support from family, friends and the Erma community, the fund will provide financial support for writers, especially underrepresented ones.

At least two awards, which cover the registration fee, travel expenses and hotel stay, will be available for the April 4-6, 2024 Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop.

Applications will be accepted Jan. 1-22, 2024. Apply here.

To help us build the fund, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. For online gifts, click on the Make a Gift link. (For designation, select "other" and type DC Stanfa Memorial Writers' Award in the text box that appears.) Checks can be mailed to University of Dayton, Daniel J. Curran Place, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-7054. Please indicate the fund in the memo line. To donate by phone or ask questions, call 1-888-253-2383.

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