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W.O.W. Putting Comedy in Fiction and Non-Fiction - Canceled

Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PUTTING COMEDY IN FICTION & NON-FICTION ~  W.O.W.(Writing on Weekends Workshop)

Includes an Authors Tour of the Pearl S. Buck National Historic Landmark House

Presenter, Mary Fran Bontempo, resides in Bucks County with her husband, three children and their mixed-breed mutt, Casey. After over thirty-one years of experiencing the "joys" of marriage and motherhood, she finds that writing about her daily adventures not only fulfills a creative need, but joins her with all women, giving them strength in numbers and much shared laughter. A former newspaper columnist, Mary Fran has shared her humorous take on life with thousands of readers in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas through her weekly "Everyday Adventures" column. She presently writes for her blog, Not Ready For Granny Panties, and Technorati Media. With a second book, Not Ready For Granny Panties--The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties, slated to arrive in summer 2012, Mary Fran continues her efforts to unite women through laughter as she did with 2007's Everyday Adventures, or, As My Husband Says, "Lies, Lies and More Lies."  Mary Fran is a frequent speaker at writers' and women’s' events and has been featured at Pearl Buck International, Temple University, Bucks County Community College and Delaware Valley College, among others. Ultimately aspiring to the lofty goal of being her generation's Erma Bombeck, Mary Fran enjoys uniting readers through the common bonds of shared experience and laughter. She recognizes that as spouses, parents, daughters, and friends, we are truly all in this together and we might as well have a laugh or two along the way! (Plus, public venting is way cheaper than therapy.)


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Location: 520 Dublin Road
Perkasie, PA
Fees: $30
Category: Writing Workshops
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