First Draft: A Literary Social with Ella Jacobson

Wednesday, September 13 @ 6:30 pm

On Demand (Virtual)

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A guided writing prompt with a twist.

Because writing is thirsty work.

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story.
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. Bring your own drink and log in for a First Draft event and a guided writing prompt. Share your writing. You never know what you might knock out as you knock one back!

Instructor: Ella Jacobson
Theme: Writing the Childhood Home

Ella Jacobson is a cultural critic and writer originally from Alaska, and is the recipient of the 2023 Miami Book Fair Emerging Fellowship in Nonfiction. Much of her work explores how people metabolize their exposures to violence and death. Her writing has appeared in SLATE, THE DRIFT, THE GUARDIAN, THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS blog, HIGH COUNTRY NEWS, and REAL LIFE, among other publications. She holds a masters in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, and she is the recipient of residencies and support from Edith Wharton House, Straw Dog Writers Guild, Monson Arts, and the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Foundation. She is a former New York University Abu Dhabi Fellow in Writing. You can find her on Twitter @‌_ellajacobson.


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