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PRAISE FOR DORI’S NOVEL

“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

RECENT NEWS

Applications are now open for the 2016/17 Manuscript Intensive Series!  Deadline is Aug 1, 2016 to apply.  More information here…

Writers in Progress Summer Schedule is here!  Classes with Dori and others, on fiction and memoir, writing young adult fiction, the art of blogging and more…

information here