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UD offering comedic writers all-expenses-paid trip to Dayton

The University of Dayton is launching a ‘humorist-in-residence” program to help emerging comedy writers.

With a gift from comic novelist and writer Anna Lefler, UD’s Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop is offering two up-and-coming humor writers the opportunity to spend time on their writing by paying for them to visit Dayton for two weeks.

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The writers chosen will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Miami Valley, including a stay at the University of Dayton Marriott, according to UD.

“The chance to step away from your everyday responsibilities to concentrate on your humor writing and have access to unlimited tiny soaps? The comedy practically writes itself,” said Lefler, a Los Angeles-based author of “Preschooled” and “The Chicktionary” and a three-time workshop faculty member.

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Applications are due by midnight on Oct. 6 and winners announced Dec. 4, according to UD. Application fee is $25. Entries will be blind-judged by preliminary and finalist judges, all established writers.

Winners also will receive a free registration to the April 5-7, 2018, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, dubbed the “Woodstock of Humor.”

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