Craft Talk

Literary Future Casting: Discovering Your Body of Stars

Laura Maylene Walter

Want to publish your novel but not sure how to make it happen? Learn the behind-the-scenes process of publishing a book and get rapid-fire feedback on your work at Literary Future Casting: Discovering Your Body of Stars on Sunday March 21 at 7pm.

In this special event celebrating the publication of her debut novel, Body of Stars, 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.

Attendees may submit either a query letter (single-spaced) or the first page of a prose project (double-spaced) via this form by March 20. All pages will be read aloud at the event. Brandi and Laura will do their best to discuss as many submissions as possible during the event but can't guarantee they'll get to every page.

Receive a signed, personalized copy of Laura's book by ordering through Mac's Backs and leaving a note in the comments section.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Sunday, March 21, 2021
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
Class Level:
All Levels
All Levels
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Laura Maylene Walter

Laura Maylene Walter’s debut novel, BODY OF STARS, is forthcoming from Dutton. Her writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, The Sun, The Masters Review, Ninth Letter, and many other publications. She has been a Yaddo Fellow, a Tin House Scholar, and a writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution and Art Omi: Writers.

Brandi Larsen

Brandi Larsen is a writer, speaker, and coach who connects creative people to each other. She hosts The Finishers’ Club retreats for women to finish their creative projects, creates writing group matchmaking events, and shares how the book publishing process works. Her publishing expertise helped create New York Times bestsellers, her journalism received Emmy nominations, and her chutzpah propelled her to persist in spite of the impossible.

This event takes place remotely online via Zoom


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