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Page Count Live with Ross Gay and Alison Stine
Lit Youngstown Fall Literary Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 1pm
Youngstown State University

Revision Reality for Novelists
Lit Youngstown Fall Literary Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 9:15am
Youngstown State University

Page Count Live: Literary Magic with Elissa Washuta
Inkubator Writing Conference

September 23, 2023
Cleveland Public Library
Episode coming November 2023.

Hello, YOU: What We Can Learn about Writing from TV
Inkubator Writing Conference

September 22, 2023
Cleveland Public Library

Literary Cleveland Writers’ Workshop: Fiction
August 16, 2023
Lakewood Public Library

Literary Cleveland Writers’ Workshop: Panel
Moderator & Presenter

August 2, 2023
Lakewood Public Library

Novelist Summer Camp
June 3 – July 8, 2023
Virtual Wednesdays & In-Person Saturdays
Literary Cleveland

Workshop & Panel Appearance
Lake Erie Ink Teen Writers’ Symposium
May 6, 2023 at Mather Mansion
Cleveland State University

Poos, Prose, and Flows: Connecting Cleveland’s Sewer Infrastructure to Your Creative Writing
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10am
NEORSD Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant

Better Toledo Series: The Future Is Female
Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 3pm
Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Reading & Author Appearance
Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:30pm at Prout Chapel
Bowling Green State University

Publishing First Books: Prose
Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 5pm
CSU Poetry Center

Virtually via Zoom


2022 Events & Workshops

Books by the Banks
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Panel appearance at 1pm
Cincinnati

Write Like It’s Your Job: Developing a Writing Routine
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Medina County District Library

Northeast Ohio’s Literary Landscape
Monday, October 24, 2022
Ursuline College 

Meet the Author
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Lakewood Public Library

The Nuts & Bolts of Drafting a Novel
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Cleveland Public Library
Listen to excerpts from this talk here.

Joe Meno & Liz Breazeale, moderated by Laura Maylene Walter
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

The Agent Hunt from Start to Finish
Tuesdays, September 20 & 27, 2022
Lakewood, Ohio

Page Count Live: Advice for the Career-Minded Writer
Inkubator Writing Conference

September 10, 2022
Listen to the episode here.

Loganberry Author Alley
Saturday, August 13, 2022
12-4pm / In Person / Free

Loganberry Books

Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference (faculty)
July 12-15, 2022
Washington College
Chestertown, MD

Ohioana Book Festival (panel moderator)
April 26, 2022
View the archived event.

Book Party: Kate Norris & Laura Maylene Walter
Saturday, April 9, 2022
B Side Lounge
Cleveland Heights, Ohio


2021 Events & Workshops

Book Launch Party for Body of Stars 
March 16, 2021
This event is archived in the videos section of Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Facebook page.

Author2Author Live Podcast
March 16, 2021
Listen to the archived podcast

In Conversation with Huda Al-Marashi
March 18, 2021
Warwick’s
This event is archived on Warwick’s Facebook page.

Literary Future Casting: Discovering Your Body of Stars
March 21, 2021
Literary Cleveland

A Little Future, A Little Science, A Little Dystopia
March 22, 2021
Tattered Cover Book Store
Watch the archived event.

In Conversation with Erika Swyler
April 20, 2021
Next Chapter Booksellers

The Art of Writing
April 22, 2021
Cleveland Public Library
Watch the archived video.

Ohioana Book Festival
April 25, 2021
Watch the YouTube video.

From Dream to Reality: Publishing a Debut Novel
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Literary Cleveland Inkubator Conference
Authors Nancy Johnson, Eman Quotah, Laura Maylene Walter, and E. Lily Yu discuss how they came to publish their debut novels in 2021. View the archived event.

Loganberry Author Alley
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Loganberry Books

Literary Therapy 
Monday, September 27, 2021
Literary Cleveland

Kentucky Book Festival
Saturday, November 6
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY

Exploring Innovative Structure in Fiction
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Lafayette Writers’ Studio

Guest Author Q&A for NaNoWriMo Write-In
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Ohio Center for the Book (virtual)

GSR Fall Write-a-Thon
December 3-5
Literary Cleveland & Gordon Square Review

Loganberry Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
In-Person Book Signing
Loganberry Books

Readalong Interview
March 22, 2021 at 2pm ET / 6pm GMT
Tandem Collective IG Live Interview 
@tandemcollectiveglobal

Reading with Robin
March 15, 2021 at 4pm ET
IG Live Interview
@robinkallink

GSR 5k Write-a-Thon
March 7-13, 2021
Literary Cleveland & Gordon Square Review

Novelist Support & Productivity Group
January 4 – 31, 2021

Literary Cleveland


2020 Events & Workshops

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

Literary Cleveland

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

Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing
Bowling Green State University

The Nuts & Bolts of Drafting a Novel
October 22, 2020
Literary Cleveland

Inkubator Instructor Reading
July 26, 2020
Inkubator Workshop
Literary Cleveland (virtual)

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

Inkubator Workshop
Literary Cleveland

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 
Lakewood, Ohio

Revision Reality Check for Novelists
October 5, 2019
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival (partner/organizer)
October 12, 2019
Larchmere, Ohio

GSR Write-a-Thon
October 19, 2019

Cleveland Public Library

The Writing Life: Expectation vs. Reality
November 2, 2019
Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing
Bowling Green State University

Gordon Square Review Issue 5 Launch Party
November 20, 2019

Brewnuts