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No Joke! Jumpstart and Finish Your Humor Project with Two Weeks of Solitude and Free Room Service!

September 13, 2017
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Comedy writer Anna Lefler, author of Preschooled and The Chicktionary, understands the time drains that keep creative types away from some of their most important projects. But instead of just finding humor topics in the stress, Lefler shifted into problem-solving philanthropist mode.

Partnering with the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (EBWW), a popular conference celebrating the legacy of iconic humorist Erma Bombeck, Lefler has launched a humorist-in-residence program that harnesses the power of EBWW and tacks on a generous opportunity for two selected applicants to dive into their writing without distractions.

Anna Lefler

A Hotel Room of One’s Own: The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program offers an opportunity to attend the April 2018 workshop in Dayton, Ohio (hosted by Bombeck’s alma mater the University of Dayton), with travel, hotel and meal expenses for the event and two-weeks of writing time post-workshop at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.

“I can’t think of a more perfect kick-off to a residency than to surf that wave of workshop motivation and inspiration – right into your hotel room and onto the page. The vibe at the Erma workshop is truly remarkable; I’ve never seen anything approaching that combination of heartfelt encouragement and professional instruction. I see why it’s been called ‘the Woodstock of comedy’ – the attendees emerge every bit as blissed out, they’re just covered with brownie crumbs and sticky notes instead of mud,” notes Lefler.

What would Erma think? Teri Rizvi, founder and director of the University of Dayton’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop believes the late Bombeck would be thrilled. “She would love it because it’s so supportive and encouraging for writers. Erma often spoke about the discipline it takes to work on your craft, drive yourself to reach higher. With this program, you can leave the bed unmade, forget the grocery shopping and cooking, and just write—all guilt-free. And there’s room service. What’s not to love?”

Learn more about A Hotel Room of One’s Own: The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program.

Dr. Nancy Berk

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, entertainment and fan base strategist, multimedia content creator, and President of Nancy Berk Media LLC. An online entertainment columnist for PARADE magazine and host of the celebrity podcast Whine At 9—featuring conversations with over 300 celebrities and show business insiders, Nancy has chatted and laughed with Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winners, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. A celebrity favorite, she is known for her skilled and sensitive interviewing and ability to incorporate subtle humor in her conversations, shows, and stories. Nancy’s self-help humor book College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind can be seen in the feature film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

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3 Responses to No Joke! Jumpstart and Finish Your Humor Project with Two Weeks of Solitude and Free Room Service!

  1. September 18, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I could use the same thing for studio time as well!

  2. September 14, 2017 at 7:31 am

    This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring humorists!

  3. September 14, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Well, it won’t hurt to apply, right? The worst thing that can happen is rejection. LOL!



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