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Zooming with Annabelle Gurwitch and Laraine Newman

As part of her virtual book tour for You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility, Annabelle Gurwitch is teaming with comedian and writer Laraine Newman, one of the original Saturday Night Live cast members, in two March 9 Zoom events sponsored by [words] Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey. 

Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop writers are invited to a free, private gathering with the two humorists from 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. (EST) public event.

To register for our event, click here and provide your name and email address.

Writers also are invited to attend the public event. It’s free, but registration is required. Register here.

The book will be released March 2 and can be pre-ordered through [words] Bookstore. Shipping is free.

In her newest book, “Annabelle Gurwitch gives an irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proves that our no-frills new normal doesn’t mean a deficit of humor. You’re Leaving When? is for anybody who thought they had a semblance of security but wound up with a fragile economy and a blankie. Gurwitch offers stories of resilience, adaptability, low-rent redemption and the kindness of strangers. Even in a muted Zoom.”

Both of these funny women have a strong connection to the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Annabelle served as a keynoter in 2020, and Laraine was a finalist judge for the inaugural Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program in 2018.

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