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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (September 2019)
Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States
Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story.
Instructor: Jen Karetnick
Theme: Writing from Animated Perspectives
Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of informal writing events that turn happy hours into great stories.
You’re inspired. But you’re also thirsty. Swing by a First Draft event for a drink (the first one’s on the house) and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!
The winner of the 2018 Split Rock Review Chapbook Competition for The Crossing Over (March 2019), Jen Karetnick is the author of eight other poetry collections, including The Burning Where Breath Used to Be (David Robert Books, 2020) and The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize. Her work has appeared widely in publications including Michigan Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, River Styx, Salamander, Tampa Review, and Verse Daily. She is co-founder/co-editor of the daily online literary journal, SWWIM Every Day. Jen received an MFA in poetry from University of California, Irvine, and an MFA in fiction from University of Miami. She works as the dining critic for MIAMI Magazine and as a freelance lifestyle journalist and trade book author, with work appearing or forthcoming in TheAtlantic.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, Guernica, Heated, NPR’s The Salt, and VinePair.com, among others. Her fourth guidebook is The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami (Luster, 2017), and her fourth cookbook is Ice Cube Tray Recipes: 75 Easy and Creative Hacks for Freezing, Cooking, and Baking in Ice Cube Trays (Skyhorse Publishing, 2019). Find her on Twitter @Kavetchnik and Instagram @JenKaretnick, or see jkaretnick.com.