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Calling All Writers

Cathy Guisewite, the brilliant cartoonist behind the iconic comic strip "Cathy," created a panel of three cartoons (see below) to help share the word about the Oct. 20-22 workshop to writers throughout the land and beyond. Guisewite will give the opening keynote talk at the workshop.

“Cathy,” a cultural touchstone, ran in nearly 1,400 newspapers for 34 years. In 2019, Guisewite used her signature wit and warmth in a debut essay collection, Fifty Things That Arent My Fault, about another time of big transition, “when everything starts changing and disappearing without permission: aging parents, aging children, aging self stuck in the middle.”

While she wasn’t planning to draw again when the comic strip ended, she also wasn’t planning on a global pandemic. Her new book, Scenes from Isolation, was created when Guisewite said she "lifted her head from the ice cream carton during pandemic lockdown long enough to start dumping some of her angst on paper."

To learn more about the Oct. 20-22 Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and to register, visit our website.

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