Book Launch Party for Body of Stars 

March 16, 2021
7-8pm ET / Free / Virtual
In addition to literary conversation and celebration, the evening includes a custom cocktail presentation as well as a guest appearance from Denis Michael Griesmer of The Poetry Psychic Project, who will conduct a group reading. Books are sold by Mac’s Backs; include a note in the comment section when purchasing to receive a signed and personalized copy. Register for this free event.

Author2Author Live Podcast
March 16, 2021
5pm ET / Live Online Podcast
In conversation with Bill Kenower, Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine. Listen live

In Conversation with Huda Al-Marashi
March 18, 2021
7pm ET / 4pm PT / Free / Virtual
Laura will be in conversation with Huda Al-Marashi, author of First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-American Love Story. Register.

Literary Future Casting: Discovering Your Body of Stars

March 21, 2021
7-8:30pm ET / Free / Virtual
Literary Cleveland

In this special event celebrating the publication of her debut novel, Laura Maylene Walter will meet in conversation with writer and former publishing executive Brandi Larsen to discuss how Body of Stars went from a past dream to a Barnes & Noble highly anticipated 2021 debut. Brandi will share publishing trends and the duo will give rapid-fire advice and insight to further participants’ publishing goals. Register to learn how to submit a query or a page of prose for consideration for discussion during the event.

A Little Future, A Little Science, A Little Dystopia
March 22, 2021
8pm ET / 6pm MT / Free / Virtual
Tattered Cover Book Store
Laura will appear in conversation with Liz Breazeale, NEA Fellow and author of Extinction Events. Register.

Other Upcoming Events

Gordon Square Review 5k Write-a-Thon
March 7-13, 2021
Virtual / Donations
This weeklong, virtual write-a-thon fundraiser supports Gordon Square Review while helping participants meet their writing goals. The program includes opening and closing ceremonies held via Zoom,  access to a Slack channel throughout the week, prizes, giveaways, writing resources, interaction with GSR editors (including editor in chief Laura Maylene Walter), and more. 

Novelist Support & Productivity Group
January 4-31, 2021

Hybrid online/virtual sessions
Literary Cleveland

2020 Events & Workshops

After the First Draft: Feedback and Revision
December 10, 2020

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Literary Cleveland
$25 or $15 for Lit Cleveland members / Virtual

Novel Writing and Publication: A Lightning-Round Guide
November 7, 2020

11:00am – 12:15pm
Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing
Free / Virtual / Registration Required

The Nuts & Bolts of Drafting a Novel
October 22, 2020
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Literary Cleveland
$25 or $15 for Lit Cleveland members / Virtual

Inkubator Instructor Reading
July 26, 2020
Free / Virtual

The Life Cycle of a Novel
July 13, 20 & 27, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Inkubator Workshop
Free / Virtual

Advanced Novel Writing
January – June 2020
Lakewood, Ohio

The Fiction Writer’s Toolbox
March 2020 (remaining workshops canceled due to Covid-19)

Cuyahoga County Public Library
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

2019 Events & Workshops

Seclusion, Serenity, and Time: Applying to Writing Residencies
September 17, 2019 
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Lakewood, Ohio

Revision Reality Check for Novelists
October 5, 2019
1pm – 3:30pm
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival (partner/organizer)
October 12, 2019
1:30pm – 9:00pm
Larchmere, Ohio

GSR Write-a-Thon
October 19, 2019

10:30am – 5:30pm
Cleveland Public Library

The Writing Life: Expectation vs. Reality
November 2, 2019

4:30pm – 5:45pm
Bowling Green State University

Gordon Square Review Issue 5 Launch Party
November 20, 2019

7:00pm – 9:00pm