Between The Lines W/ Laura Maylene Walter And The Kenyon Review

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Local author Laura Maylene Walter joins Kenyon Review Associate Editor Kirsten Reach to discuss sex in writing, taking risks while writing fiction, publishing taboo work, and more. Laura will offer a glimpse at her research, writing, and submission process for stories focusing on taboo topics including zoophilia and necrophilia, to name a few, while Kirsten will share the Kenyon Review’s philosophy on considering and publishing risky work. Come for the necrophilia chat, but stay for the discussion about literary publishing.

Laura Maylene Walter’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review (both online and print), The Sun, Poets & Writers, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ninth Letter, and many other publications. Her debut short story collection, Living Arrangements (BkMk Press 2011), won the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize and a national gold IPPY. Laura teaches writing workshops for Literary Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Public Library, is a former fiction editor of Mid-American Review, and currently works for Cleveland Public Library. She is at work on a story collection and a novel that include dark sexual themes and taboo subject matter.

Kirsten Reach is the Associate Editor of the Kenyon Review. Before moving to the magazine, she was in New York working as an Editor for Melville House; before that, as Assistant Editor for Grand Central Publishing and Henry Holt & Company/John Macrae Books. She worked with award-winning authors such as Lynne Truss, Philip Hoare, and Hilary Mantel. She has also worked for the Institute for the Future of the Book—funded by a MacArthur grant, studying reading as it moves from page to screen—and with the Gaea Foundation, which works to provide time and space for artists, writers, and activists.

In partnership with the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern and East Cleveland Public Library.
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