First Draft: A Literary Social with Joseph Han
Thursday, February 16 @ 6:30 pm
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States
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. Join us 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: Joseph Han
Theme: Crossing Barriers, Finding Breakthroughs
JOSEPH HAN was born in Korea and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. He is a 2022 National Book Foundation 5 under 35 Honoree and the author of a debut novel, NUCLEAR FAMILY (Counterpoint Press 2022), which was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, NPR Best Book of 2022, and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2022. Currently, he is an Editor for the West region of JOYLAND MAGAZINE. His writing has appeared in the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, LIT HUB, CATAPULT, and MCSWEENEY’S Internet Tendency. A recipient of a Kundiman Fellowship in Fiction, he received a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Currently, he’s an Affiliate Faculty in Fiction at the Antioch University Los Angeles low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program, and a Spring 2023 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (Visiting Assistant Professor) in the English Department at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa.