Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ohio Bound for the Erma Bombeck Celebration and Workshop

This will be my last post for several days. Bright and early tomorrow morning I'm leaving for the Erma Bombeck Celebration and Workshop in Ohio. My sister Kathleen is going with me.

Walt is staying home to care for the grandkiddos. I've written out lists of significant events and things to do each day, so I've got my fingers crossed that it will be smooth sailing at home.

Tomorrow evening I'll be reading my prize-winning essay, "Honey, Can I Borrow Your Garter Belt," during the Erma Celebration at the Washington Centerville Public Library. Last week, Debe Dockins, the Community Outreach and Development Coordinator, e-mailed that the library will be sending a van to the hotel for us to ride to the event along with featured speaker Tracy Beckerman, a syndicated humor columnist and author. Tracy's Lost in Suburbia column is carried by more than 450 newspapers, 250 websites and reaches an audience of nearly 10 million readers in 25 states.

Thursday through Saturday I'll be attending the Erma Bombeck Workshop on the University of Dayton campus. I'm excited about the speaker line up and the topics. After I return I plan to share some of what I learned during the workshop.

Have a great week, and take time to write!

15 comments:

  1. Donna, I am so happy for you. Have a great time.I look forward to what you have to share with us when you return.

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  2. Oh, you better share, Donna! ;-)

    Have a WONDERFUL time--so thrilled for you!

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  3. I hope you have a wonderful time, Donna! You're going to knock 'em dead when you read your essay! :)

    (Oh, and next week, I have an Erma Bombeck quote as one of my posts for the A-Z Challenge.)

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  4. Do you feel like a celebrity?? You should!! I am still so excited and happy for you. Your autograph is going to be worth $$$ after this!! :D

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  5. Have fun, Donna! I look forward to hearing about your adventures.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  6. Can't wait to hear tales of your travels. A chauffeur for the ride to the venue? You've hit the big time!

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  7. Have a blast. Dayton is a wild town. Be careful. ;)

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  8. I know how excited you must be! Enjoy and congratulations, again!

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  9. How exciting Donna! Have a wonderful time, you deserve it and can't wait to hear all about it.

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  10. I don't live too far from there, I might see if I can make it to the library. Always looking for a new library to explore! Would love to meet you in person, too!

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  11. Have a wonderful time! Wish I could have gone with you, but hope my kiddos (son Nathaniel and his wife Tonya who live in Dayton) will be able to attend Wednesday and get to meet you, my friend. We will miss you at the MWG conference here at home.

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  12. So happy for you, Donna. Know you will enjoy it all...just bask in the fun for a few days...Walt, kids, and soccer games will do fine until you return!

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  13. How exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  14. Congratulations! I am looking forward to your posts.

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  15. Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for your kind comments and words of encouragement.
    My first post about my Ohio experience is posted today.
    Donna

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