First Draft: A Literary Social with Talia Lakshmi Kolluri
Wednesday, October 11 @ 6:30 pm
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: Talia Lakshmi Kolluri
Theme: The Magic of the Natural World
Talia Lakshmi Kolluri is a mixed South Asian American writer from Northern California. Her debut collection of short stories, WHAT WE FED TO THE MANTICORE (Tin House 2022), is a finalist for the 2023 Carol Shields Prize for Fiction and was longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the 2023 Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the 2023 Pen/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection, and was selected as a 2023 ALA RUSA Notable Book. It’s available now wherever books are sold. Her short fiction has been published in THE MINNESOTA REVIEW, ECOTONE, SOUTHERN HUMANITIES REVIEW, THE COMMON, ONE STORY, ORION, FIVE DIALS, and the ADROIT JOURNAL. A lifelong Californian, Talia lives in the Central Valley with her husband, a teacher and printmaker, and a very skittish cat named Fig.