First Draft

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.

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August 2019

Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (August 2019)

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. Instructor: Dana De Greff Theme: Infinity 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.…

September 2019

Thursday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (September 2019)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: TBA Theme: TBA 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!…

October 2019

Tuesday, October 1 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2019)

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. Instructor: Lynne Barrett Theme: Making Good Time 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.…

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Past Events

July 2019

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

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (July 2019)

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. Instructor: Roxanna Elden Theme: Microscope vs. Telescope 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.…

June 2019

Tuesday, June 11 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books at the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (June 2019)

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. Instructor: Fabienne Josaphat Theme: TBA 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.…

May 2019

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (2019 Writers Institute Edition)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Writers Institute Edition Instructor: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (followed by A Night With the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 featuring Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Hanah Lillith Assadi, Akwaeke Emezi, Lydia Kiesling, and Moriel Rothman-Zecher) 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.…

April 2019

Tuesday, April 2 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2019)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: JV Portela Theme: Reading to Transform & Translate 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!…

March 2019

Tuesday, March 12 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (March 2019)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Anjanette Delgado Theme: How to Write Real People 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 2019

Tuesday, February 12 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (February 2019)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: MJ Fievre Theme: Sexy, Sassy Love Stories 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!…

October 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (October 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Cecily Schuler Theme:Remixes and Mash-Ups: When Stories Tell Stories 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 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (September 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Ruth Behar Theme: Translated Lives 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 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 United States

First Draft: A Literary Social / Special Edition: Tower Theater

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Margaret Cardillo Theme: This Film Is Lit: On Adaptation 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!…

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (August 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Nicholas Garnett Theme: Working Your Verbs 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 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (July 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Kacee Belcher Theme: Sensory Overload: Music & Memory 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 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (June 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Anjanette Delgado Theme: Writing the Breakup 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 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books – Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables , United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (May 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Fabienne Josaphat Theme: Missed Opportunities, Second Chances 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 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (April 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Guillermo Cancio-Bello National Poetry Month Edition: Joy and the Poetic Image 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!…

March 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books @ the Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (March 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Roxanna Elden Theme: Building Characters With Behavioral Science  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 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Cuba Ocho Museum & Performing Arts Center
1465 SW 8th St, Miami, 33135 United States

FIRST DRAFT: A Literary Social (February 2018)

Have a drink. Write a story. Have another drink. Write a better story. Instructor: Caridad Moro-Gronlier 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! Gay8 is a Hispanic LGBT art,…

October 2017

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

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

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

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!…

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