First Draft

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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. 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!

This is how it goes: Write a story. Have a drink. Write a better story. This is how it goes: participants are led in a short, themed writing prompt, then everyone gets some time to write their stories. Those who want to, will read their work aloud. We’ll take a break to drink and socialize (your first drink is on the house!), then we start the whole process over again.

Past Events

October 2017
Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Julie Marie Wade Theme: writing PRIDE & resisting PREJUDICE 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!…

September 2017
Thursday, September 14 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (September 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Jan Becker Theme: Micro-Memoir 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!…

August 2017
Thursday, August 10 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (August 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Anjanette Delgado Theme: Brave Beginnings 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!…

July 2017
Thursday, July 6 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (July 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Thomas Swick Theme: Bad Trips 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!…

June 2017
Thursday, June 15 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (June 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Roxanna Elden Theme: Writing from the Outside In 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!…

May 2017
Saturday, May 6 @ 1:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (May 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Miami Writers Institute Edition Instructor: Aja Monet 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!…

April 2017
Thursday, April 13 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. National Poetry Month Edition! Instructor: Kacee Belcher Theme: The Laughing Lush: An evening of poetic humor 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.…

March 2017
Saturday, March 25 @ 6:00 pm
Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
225 NE 59th St, Miami, FL 33137 United States

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First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch (March 2017)

“First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch” is a series of writing workshops conducted in a fun (banbòch!), supportive and professional environment. It serves as a platform for writers with French/Creole Caribbean ties and various levels of writing experience as they learn/sharpen effective writing techniques to give voice to stories about the Caribbean-American experience. Marie-Ketsia Theodore-Pharel  will lead our workshop in English, French, and Haitian Creole. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel (Ketsia) currently lives in Homestead, Florida,…

Thursday, March 16 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (March 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Time As A Character Instructor: Roxanna Elden 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!…

February 2017
Saturday, February 25 @ 6:00 pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, United States

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First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch

“First Draft: Ébauches & Banbòch” is a series of writing workshops conducted in a fun (banbòch!), supportive and professional environment. It serves as a platform for writers with French/Creole Caribbean ties and various levels of writing experience as they learn/sharpen effective writing techniques to give voice to stories about the Caribbean-American experience. Fabienne Josaphat will lead our first workshop in English, French, and Haitian Creole. Theme: “Fille de Famille, Fille du Peuple: Class Stratification in the Caribbean” Fabienne was born and raised in Haiti,…

Thursday, February 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (February 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Dirty Love  Instructor: Nick Garnett 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!…

January 2017
Wednesday, January 25 @ 6:30 pm
Biscayne Green
Biscayne Boulevard between SE 2nd Street and NE 1st Street, Miami, 33132 United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (January 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Nature Calling Instructor:Vanessa Garcia 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!…

Sunday, January 15 @ 12:00 pm
Cuba Ocho Museum & Performing Arts Center
1465 SW 8th St, Miami, 33135 United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (Gay8 Festival 2017)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: J.V. Portela 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! J.V.

December 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (December 2016)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Bad Trips Instructor: Nick Garnett 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!…

November 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
The Porch
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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First Draft: A Literary Social @ Miami Book Fair

Write a story. Have a drink. Write a better story. First Draft is a monthly writing prompt workshop that turns happy hour into great stories. This is how it goes: participants are led in a short, themed writing prompt, then everyone gets some time to write their stories. Those who want to, will read their work aloud. We’ll take a break to drink, eat and socialize, (your first drink is always on the house!) then we start the whole process over again.…

October 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2016)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: #6WordsMiami Instructor: Alicia Zuckerman 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!…

September 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (September 2016)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme:Explaining the Unexplainable Instructor:Roxanna Elden 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!…

August 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (August 2016)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Stay Tuned Instructor: Nikki Moustaki

July 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
The Langford Hotel
121 SE 1st Street, Miami, FL 33131 United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (All the Rage)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: All the Rage Instructor: Julie Marie Wade

June 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (June 2016)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Stay Tuned Instructor: Jose Villar-Portela

May 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (Special Miami Writers Institute Edition!)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Special Miami Writers Institute Edition! Instructor: Aja Monet

April 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (Lists with a Twist: Cheers to the List Poem!)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Lists with a Twist: Cheers to the List Poem! Instructor: Kacee Belcher

March 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

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FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (Out of Place)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Theme: Out of Place Instructor: Vanessa Garcia

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