Have a book-length novel in progress? The Novel Intensive is designed to advance your knowledge of the genre, make significant progress on your manuscript and gain momentum toward its completion in the community of a small, committed circle of peers.


This workshop provides the forum for aspiring novelists to discuss their works in progress and receive reader reactions, all while generating or revising additional pages. During the twice-monthly two-hour workshops, writers will briefly share new work, raise questions about craft or process, and receive support from other novelists in the trenches. In-class feedback will largely take the form of questions surrounding the novel’s world and novelist’s vision in order to respect the ongoing drafting process. The instructor will also provide one written critique for each writer throughout the duration of the workshop.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.


About Literary Cleveland Intensives

Intensives are six-month classes designed to help intermediate and advanced writers make significant progress on a book-length project. Classes are application-only and limited to eight dedicated participants selected through an application process. If you are committed to your work and could use structure, encouragement, and accountability to finish a book draft, Literary Cleveland Intensives are for you.


How to Apply

To apply for the 2022 Novel Intensive you need to submit a one-page overview of your project and a five-page sample of writing from your novel-in-progress (double-spaced, 12-point font).


Click the register now button to apply or follow this link to the application: https://forms.gle/qJ4rUPG3hbiMntCm7


Deadline for submissions is December 13. Writers selected for the class will be notified by the last week in December and will need to complete registration by early January. Interest-free payment options available.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
7:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Class Level:
Advanced
Advanced
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Laura Maylene Walter

Laura Maylene Walter is the author of the debut novel Body of Stars, which the UK Booksellers Association selected as the Indie Fiction Book of the Month in March 2021. Laura’s writing has appeared in Poets & Writers, Kenyon Review, Slate, The Sun, Ninth Letter, Chicago Tribune Printers Row, and many other publications. Laura is Editor in Chief of Literary Cleveland’s Gordon Square Review and works for Cleveland Public Library.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.

Cleveland, OH 44113

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