A Hotel Room of One’s Own

Suit Up!

Take a look at who’s suiting up to serve as preliminary judges. We have lined up dozens of remarkable authors, bloggers and humorists to review and rank the entries in A Hotel Room of One’s Own: The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program. The judges, all established writers, will narrow the field for final judging… Read More

You Had Me at Room Service!

“A green jacket might be appealing if you’re a golfer but, if you’re a writer who barely goes outside, what could be better than being awarded a hotel room of your own?” That’s how Lois Alter Mark of Forbes describes what “may be the best writer’s residency in the country,” A Hotel Room of One’s… Read More

A Writer’s Disneyworld

“I promise to use my time wisely, to enjoy the omelet bar in moderation and to wear the robe with honor,” one applicant pledged. “The residency,” another wrote, “would be a writer’s Disneyworld for me.” From LA to New York City and Anchorage to Des Moines, writers weighed in on why they deserve to be… Read More

Do Not Disturb!

If Maya Angelou and Ernest Hemingway regularly wrote in hotels, there must be some literary magic to be found in a room with a “Do Not Disturb” sign. The Marriott at the University of Dayton has partnered with the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop to provide complimentary hotel rooms as part of a package for two… Read More