I went to the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop and ate dinner with this bird

I met a lot of great people a the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop last weekend, but none as memorable as E.B. Heron, the fabled bird mascot of the infamous Humor Writers group. I ate dinner with E.B. I rode the bus with E.B. I even saw E.B. over at the bar. He was a great companion.

But ladies, can we get him some pants for next time?


Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.

  • The Dang Yankee

    Joe, you are right about him needing pants at the workshop.  However, he would fit in well in that attire at The Garden of Eden (a clothing optional bar in Key West).  Wanda told me he expressed an interest in going to KW with me in June.

  • Rose Valenta

    Joe, I have been saying that for two years, especially after taking him on a cruise in Boston and a Conference in Motown. He’s an extravert! I’m sure he has pants, just won’t wear them. Great blog!


  • Get this bird some pants, ladies!

  • Thank you for my next vacation destination.