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Travel and Lodging

Marriott hotel at dusk

There's no need to arrange travel or lodging for the Oct. 29-31 Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop since we are gathering virtually.

Here's info for the next in-person workshop on March 24-26, 2022:

Travel and lodging are not included in the registration fee. Workshop attendees should make their own travel and lodging arrangements.

Dayton International Airport has daily flights from around the country. Ground transportation to and from the Dayton airport is available through Charter Vans, Clean Cab Ohio and Uber. Apart from Dayton, the closest major airports are in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, each about an hour's drive away.

Attendees arriving at the Dayton International Airport can call Charter Vans (937-898-4043) to arrange pick-up (must call 24 hours in advance to let them know the time and how many people you have). To travel to the Marriott at the University of Dayton, per-person prices are $37 for one or two passengers. It's $15 per person for three or more. These prices do not include tax.

Transportation also is available from Clean Cab Ohio (937-242-8779). The flat-rate fare is $38, which includes tax. (Please request the special Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop rate. The normal fare is $43.) The cabs seat four to six people. Arrangements can be made in advance by phone or by emailing It's recommended you make arrangements a day or two in advance.

Uber is also available. The estimated rates range from $21 to $27 for uberX and $32 to $42 for uberXL per ride.

For driving directions, click here.

The Dayton Marriott at the University of Dayton (1414 S. Patterson Blvd.) is the official hotel of the Bombeck Workshop. The keynote dinners and other workshop events will take place at the Marriott. 

Workshop sessions and keynote lunches take place in Curran Place (1700 S. Patterson Blvd.), which is within a short walking distance from the Marriott. Free shuttle buses between the two venues are available. Each venue offers free parking.


Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop