Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 5 Speaker

BWG member Mike McHugh will be speaking on "Humor Writing for the Non-Humorist". 

McHugh is author of The Dang Yankee, a humorous column about a life in Louisiana and the world at large, from the perspective of a slowly graying northerner who never quite grew up. Started in 2009, it is a popular feature in The Jambalaya News, a local publication covering Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas. Current and past articles are available on the paper’s website.

Mike is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, part of that Never Never Land between North and South, a man without a subculture. He eats gumbo and listens to Wille Nelson while he roots for the Ravens and hankers for crab cakes. He’d be totally schitzo if it weren’t for the few commonalities between Maryland and Louisiana, one being that both states have sent former governors to jail.

He is a member of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Group, The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Bayou Writers’ Group.

Mike and his wife, Susan, have two adult children. They now share their house with four cats, some tropical fish, and, at any give time, an untold number of uninvited pests. But then, that’s life on the big bayou.

To read his BWG interview, please see here.

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