1/4/2016 (8 AM): Erma Bombeck Writing Competition Opens
2/15/2016 (8 AM): Erma Bombeck Writing Competition Closes
2/19/2016 through mid-March: Erma Bombeck Writing Competition Judging
3/30/2016 (7 PM): Erma Celebration
3/31- 4/2/2016: U.D. Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop
A personal essay "deals lightly, often humorously, with personal experiences, opinions, and prejudices, stressing especially the unusual or novel in attitude and having to do with the various aspects of everyday life." ˜Phillip Lopate, The Art of the Personal Essay.