Fight or Be Fondled – Rising Above a Bully of a Boss

Dorri Olds tells her personal account of battling a bully of a boss who made sexual harassment a daily occurrence. Other women refused to help, but Olds took the best revenge.

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Mermaid Dog

Basket of Adorables: Photos From Halloween Dog Parade in New York City

I hope you enjoy my photos from the Annual Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park. The costumes this year were spectacular. You can read about the “Howling Good Time” on Sniff and Barkens magazine.

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts vs Dorri Olds

Krispy Kreme doughnuts flooded my garden with the overwhelming smell of sugar and grease. So, I took it to The New York Times. It’s nice when an American can see results from a protest.

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Michael Cunningham

Club Cumming • MARCH 4 • Let Enclave Entertain You • No Cover Charge

ENCLAVE READING SERIES, now in its 12th year, returns to CLUB CUMMING with an absolutely stellar line-up of authors, headlined by the one and only MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM, a true master of the craft. Essayist DORRI OLDS, acclaimed novelist and filmmaker BRIAN ALESSANDRO, and writer/comedian EDDIE SARFATY will all be taking the Club Cumming stage, comprising one powerhouse program of intellect and wit. As usual the lights will be down low, the drinks will be flowing, and admission is free.

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Enclave Reading Series ‘FRAYED IN NEW YORK’ at Actor Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming

Enclave Reading series on Saturday night was standing room only. Held at Cumming Club in Manhattan’s East Village, the joint was chockablock with hot bodies and talent. The four authors: Jeremiah Moss, Vanishing New York, Lara B. Sharp, Barb Morrison and Christopher Stoddard. Host and co curator Jason Napoli Brooks.

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May Writers Conference in NY: Navigate, Motivate, Captivate

May 18-19, 2018 American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) holds their 47th Annual Writers Conference

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What to Expect at #ASJA2018 Writers Conference • May 18–19, 2018 • New York City

#ASJA2018 offers 46 instructive panel sessions and workshops, plus three dynamic keynote speakers over two days guaranteed to help you grow as a writer, plus the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with editors, agents and publishers. ASJA stands as the country’s leading and most prestigious association of successful journalists, authors and nonfiction and literary nonfiction writers. Keynote Speaker Daniel Jones, NYTimes; Dorri Olds, Advanced Track Chair, Nancy Dunham, Intermediate Track Chair; and Carolyn Crist, Beginner Track Chair. Two more Keynote Speakers are authors Aimee Ross and Katherine Reynolds Lewis.

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ASJA Announces Chairs for 2018 New York Writers Conference

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) has announced their three track chairs for the annual New York City Writers Conference. • Carolyn Crist Beginning Track Manager, and Detailed Overseer • Nancy Dunham Mid-Career Track Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. She’s also ASJA’s new volunteer coordinator. • Dorri Olds Advanced Career Manager and nicknamed the “Social Media Guru” for the entire … Read more

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ASJA Writers Conference ‘Tackling Tough Topics’

ASJA Writers Conference, ‘Tackling Tough Topics’ – Though many writers feel compelled to write about a difficult life circumstance, loss, or grief, it’s important to know how to structure content, what to include and what to omit. In writing tough topics, you have the opportunity to reach those who are hurting, feel alienated and alone, and are searching for ways to heal their pain.

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Women’s March • Jan 21, 2017 New York City

A wire clothes hanger bearing the stark message: Never Again. The woman marching next to me saw this sign and confided that her mother had nearly bled to death after the self-administered abortion of what would have been her fourth child, one she could not take care of. My Life Matters — a heart-wrenching sign carried by a small African-American boy riding on his father’s shoulders. His message is more important than ever in the months and years ahead.

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