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First Draft: A Literary Social with Ada Zhang

Thursday, February 15 @ 6:30 pm

Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States

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Miami Book Fair presents First Draft, a series of free and informal writing events where community, craft, and rapid-fire creativity meet for monthly themed virtual salons where writers get social, share their work, and leave with great stories.

Presented in partnership with Books & Books and the National Book Foundation

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Instructor: Ada Zhang

Ada Zhang is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her short stories have appeared in A Public Space, McSweeney’s, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. She is currently the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. The Sorrows of Others is her first book.

8:00 p.m. │ A Reading and Conversation by the National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honorees

Each year, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 program recognizes five exceptional debut fiction authors, selected by past National Book Award and 5 Under 35 honorees. Join us for readings and conversation with the 2023 5 Under 35 honoreesMateo Askaripour (Black Buck), Chelsea T. Hicks (A Calm & Normal Heart), Jenny Xie (Holding Pattern), and Ada Zhang (The Sorrows of Others). Moderated by Natalie Green, Director of Programs & Partnerships at the National Book Foundation.


Thursday, February 15
6:30 pm


All Year


Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, United States
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