Literary Therapy 
Monday, September 27, 2021
7-9pm / Virtual / $30 ($20 for members)
Literary Cleveland
This class will take an honest look at some of the emotionally fraught parts of the writing life and discuss strategies for overcoming self-doubt, anxiety, jealousy, and fear to focus on what really matters: the writing. Register

Kentucky Book Festival
Saturday, November 6
10am – 5pm / In Person
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY

Debuts 2021 Panel Discussion
Details TK
Politics & Prose
Debut authors Eden Appiah-Kubi, Virginia Hume, Vera Kurian, Eric Nguyen, Aggie Blum Thompson, and Laura Maylene Walter appear in conversation.

Exploring Innovative Structure in Fiction
Thursday, November 4, 2021
7-9pm ET / Virtual / $49
Lafayette Writers’ Studio
This workshop will help writers explore creative, unexpected ways to structure a short story or novel. By stepping away from traditional structure, writers can discover new storytelling opportunities and stretch the limits of their imaginations.

Past Events

Book Launch Party for Body of Stars 

March 16, 2021
7-8pm ET
This event is archived in the videos section of Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Facebook page.

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

In Conversation with Huda Al-Marashi
March 18, 2021
7pm ET / 4pm PT
This event is archived on Warwick’s Facebook page.

Literary Future Casting: Discovering Your Body of Stars
March 21, 2021
7-8:30pm ET / Free / Virtual
Literary Cleveland

Laura joined 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 hared publishing trends and the duo gave rapid-fire advice and insight to further participants’ publishing goals. 

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. Watch the archived event.

In Conversation with Erika Swyler
April 20, 2021
8pm ET (7pm CT) 
Next Chapter Booksellers
Laura appeared in conversation with Erika Swyler, acclaimed author of Light from Other Stars and The Book of Speculation. Archived video coming soon.

The Art of Writing
April 22, 2021
7:30pm ET / Free / Virtual 
Cleveland Public Library
Laura appeared in conversation with Marie Vibbert, author of Galactic Hellcats. Books sold by Loganberry Books. Watch the archived video.

Ohioana Book Festival
April 25, 2021
10am ET
Free / Virtual
Laura will appear in a panel conversation with other debut novelists. Watch the YouTube video.

From Dream to Reality: Publishing a Debut Novel
Saturday, July 17, 2021
10am ET / Free & Virtual
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
In Person
Loganberry Books

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

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

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