Tag: Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop

What Would Erma Do?

What Would Erma Do?

I’ve had the unique opportunity to be both an attendee and a member of the faculty at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop.  As an attendee, at my first conference, with one local newspaper column Under my belt, I arrived petrified (not petrified like a Wooly Mammoth but petrified like a chocolate addict who’s run out of her stash of M&Ms).…

What Would Erma Do?

What Would Erma Do?

In preparation for my trip to the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, I scheduled a number of appointments so I could put my best face/hair/nails forward. Of course this workshop is all about being with a community of other funny women (and a few guys) and not at all about what you look like, what you’re wearing, or whether or not…

For the Love of Erma

For the Love of Erma

My mother was always a big Erma Bombeck fan.  She had all of Erma’s books and would make sure to tune in anytime Erma appeared on TV.  I remember watching Erma one time with my mother and, after the segment, I turned to my mother and said, “She seems like a really nice lady.”  My mother agreed.  The niceness that…

Being Erma

Being Erma

Having just returned from a ten-day family vacation in Israel, I thought the best follow-up travel location would be Dayton, Ohio. Although this might not make sense to you, it makes perfect sense to me because Dayton is the location of the Erma Bombeck Humor Writers Conference. This is my fourth time at the conference and my second time attending…