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
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 Spring/Summer Schedule is here! Classes with Dori, Jacqueline Sheehan, DM Gordon, Joy Baglio and Janet Benton… on flash fiction and memoir, poetry, research and more… And my brilliant friend, new author Janet Benton is guest blogging this month, about the stories only you can tell…