Laura has read, performed, lectured, and led workshops on craft and performance–as well as social issues ranging from race relations to mental health–all over the world.
Along with Kim Johnson, Laura founded the Bay Area Women Writers’ Collective in 2006 to address the dearth of women in the poetry scene at that time; the result was an incredible and lasting upswing of women’s participation onstage, and a greater sense of community and mentorship among women writers in the Bay Area.
While living in Chicago, Laura founded and regularly hosted Real Talk Live, a monthly arts show, with several other brilliant writers. Real Talk Live featured new and established talent in every artistic genre, showcasing the best artists from or traveling through Chicago during those years.
Laura has a vested interest in supporting other writers, helping them to grow their craft in every way. To this end, she currently offers manuscript consultations to aspiring and established writers for reasonable rates, given availability and compatability.
To inquire about booking Laura for performances, workshops, hosting, or consultations, contact her using the form below. Random greetings and heartfelt compliments always welcome!