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Jørn Earl Otte is a writer. Having studied writing under such notable authors and poets as James Baker Hall, Gurney Norman, Wendell Berry and Nikky Finney at The University of Kentucky, he completed his BFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College, working with authors such as Laurie Foos, Wendy Call, Michael Viszolyi, Michael Leong, Janet Sylvester, and Arisa White.

Otte is a former reporter and editor for The Register-Herald Newspaper, (www.register-herald.com) and former managing editor of the literary journal Duende (www.duendeliterary.org).

Otte teaches creative writing and chess at The School of Harmony in Shady Spring, West Virginia. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.

Now he is working on two books: The first, which he needs help completing, is a memoir of his life. It is called Danish Lessons, and it is nearly complete. In it, his father plays a central role….. But he needs to research his father’s life more closely, and he needs your help to do so. Copy and paste this link: “https://www.gofundme.com/c784w9vy” into your web browser, and help Otte complete his memoir.

His second book, tentatively called Solomon Sparks, is the main focus of his studies at Lesley University. More information on that book is forthcoming.

If you are interested in taking one of Otte’s classes at The School of Harmony, please contact the school directly at (304) 253-3095.

“We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.” — Kurt Vonnegut

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