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Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop

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

The Marriott at the University of Dayton (1414 S. Patterson Blvd.) is the official hotel of the Bombeck Workshop. The group rate is $145/night, but our block is currently sold out. If you still need to book a room, let us know by completing this formThe fastest way to guarantee you'll have a room at the hotel and to get off the wait list is to go ahead and book a regular-rate room and include your confirmation number in the final box on the questionnaire linked above. Book a regular rate room here. Most attendees stay three nights.

Please note that online reservations are preferred.

Dayton International Airport has daily flights from around the country. Apart from Dayton, the closest major airports are in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, each about an hour's drive away.

Ground transportation information to/from the Dayton International Airport can be found here.

The Dayton International Airport has partnered with Dayton Express Cab Co. to provide an exclusive taxi service. The fleet includes minivans and sedans, all marked with the Dayton International Airport logo and titled Official Taxi Service provided by Dayton Express Cab Co. Please call (937) 226-9999. 

Uber and Lyft services also are typically available. The estimated rates range from $32-38 for uberX and $35 to $55 for uberXL per ride but are subject to change at any time due to demand. Lyft rates often tend to be a few dollars cheaper than Uber.

For driving directions, click here. The Marriott is located near Curran Place on the Universituy of Dayton's campus.

The keynote dinners and some workshop events will take place at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. Workshop sessions and keynote lunches will take place at 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