The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop
The next Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop will be Oct 29-31, 2020, on the campus of the University of Dayton, Erma Bombeck’s alma mater. It sold out within hours, but you can still register for the wait list.
The Bombeck Workshop is the only one in the country devoted to both humor and human interest writing. Through the workshop, the University of Dayton and the Bombeck family honor one of America’s most celebrated storytellers and humorists. Over the past decade, the workshop has attracted such household names as Dave Barry, Phil Donahue, Art Buchwald, Nancy Cartwright, Don Novello, Gail Collins, Connie Schultz, Roy Blount Jr., Adriana Trigiani, Amy Ephron and Alan Zweibel.
In 2019, The Writer magazine named the workshop the best writing conference in Ohio and “THE conference for humor writers.” The biennial workshop draws approximately 350 writers from around the country and typically sells out on the day that registration opens.
Here are the sessions we’ll be part of at this year’s workshop:
Book Publishing Paths: What’s New? What’s Old? What’s Right for You? (one time only)
Moderated by Cindy Ratzlaff, featuring Jim Azevedo, David Braughler and Jane Friedman
Over the last decade, the publishing industry has undergone tremendous evolution with the growth of online retail and digital books, as well as the power of any author to publish and distribute their work at the click of a button. But which path is right for you and your book — and how do you sift through the increasing number of hybrid publishers and services that make a lot of promises, but cost you a lot upfront? A panel of publishing pros helps you understand the pros and cons of every major publishing path.
Get Your Book Published! (one-on-one self-publishing consultations)
Jim Azevedo and David Braughler
Struggling to understand the difference between hybrid publishing and DIY self-publishing? Not sure which path is right for you? Don’t know what you don’t know? Fret not. Jim Azevedo of indie ebook distributor Smashwords and David Braughler of hybrid publisher Braughler Books are available to meet individually with writers to answer all your burning questions. From the essentials of editing, cover design, formatting, ISBNs and copyright, to marketing, retail and library distribution, David and Jim are here to address the questions you should be asking yourself before publishing your book.
And if you attend and can’t fit either of those into your schedule, look around, we’ll be there for the full workshop!
RESCHEDULED Date: Oct 29th-31st, 2020
Place: The Marriot at the University of Dayton, OH