Last week I read from my novel-in-progress with several very talented women who were fellow alumnae of Dori Ostermiller’s Writers in Progress workshops in Florence, MA. My husband taped the performances on his new “Flip” camera, which are linked below for your viewing pleasure. Each segment is about 10-15 minutes, except for the intro, which is shorter.
Introduction by Writers in Progress workshop leader Dori Ostermiller:
Dusty Miller recounts a budding attraction between two young feminists, one of whom has a terrible secret:
Jendi Reiter reads her prizewinning story “Julian’s Yearbook”, a tale of erotic awakening at a homophobic high school:
Kate Kahn reads a poignant short story about a young woman in a 1950s trailer park who hopes for a better life:
Kyra Anderson relates the comic mishaps of a family trip to Mexico with her young son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome:
Stephanie Faucher reads from her forthcoming young adult fantasy novel about a girl who discovers a magic book:
I enjoyed your reading of “Julian’s Yearbook.” It was good to get to know a little more about you from this video clip, and from what you’ve written. I’m intrigued by the quite manly, mature, calm and capable character you’re creating. Because of his voice, I’d find his story interesting regardless of his lifestyle or love preferences, so the conflicts possible given the time and his background, given his beliefs, and given where his heart is likely to reach, will make it that much more worth reading.