“Reminiscent of Mona Simpson and Elizabeth Strout in the way Ostermiller expertly explores family dynamics and mother-daughter bonds, Outside the Ordinary World gives a shattering portrait of ordinary people breaking asunder and helplessly trying to glue back together… There is absolutely nothing ordinary about this astonishingly moving and complex novel…”

–Caroline Leavitt, The Boston Globe 


Applications are open on June 1st for our 2017/18  Manuscript Intensive Series, with Dori. The Manuscript Intensive is a year-long generative workshop/critique group for writers who are seeking the structure, editorial guidance and support to complete a book-length draft.  More information here.

Writers in Progress fall schedule is here!  Workshops with Dori, DM Gordon, Jacqueline Sheehan, Randy Susan Meyers and Cindy Littlefield.  Sign up now!  Space is limited.  Details here.

Save the Date!  Writers in Progress is 25 this year!!  Hope you can join us for an evening of food/wine and readings by WIP instructors, Saturday, Sept. 9, 6-9 pm..

information here