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Craft on Draft is a reading series devoted to great fiction—and the mechanics behind it. Three authors read and discuss their work, plus that of one lucky audience member. So grab a drink, a page of your own writing, and come craft your own draft.

  • Craft on Draft
  • Jun 28,2017
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Interview with Craft on Draft Contest Winner Melanie DeCarolis

Interview With Craft on Draft Winner Melanie DeCarolis by Bonnie Waltch April’s Craft on Draft event focused on portraying fleshed-out secondary characters who bring out the best – and worst – in their characters. Authors Camille DeAngelis (Immaculate Heart), Sara Farizan (Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel), and Annie Weatherwax (All We Had) read from... READ MORE


  • Craft on Draft
  • May 4,2015
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Writing the (Quiet) Omniscient Narrator

Writing the (Quiet) Omniscient Narrator by Celeste Ng (This post first appeared in Glimmer Train and is reposted with the author’s permission.) Partway through writing my first novel, I had a terrifying realization: I needed an omniscient narrator. My novel was about a family paralyzed by secrets, where every member was hiding... READ MORE


  • Craft on Draft
  • Apr 22,2014
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Craft on Draft Slakes Thirst for Readers

There's a new kid on the block and she looks like she's here to stay. Craft on Draft, Boston's latest entry into the reading series world, kicked off its 2014 season with a stirring and refreshing look behind the scenes of the novelist's vision. On Tuesday, April 8th, the standing-room-only crowd at Trident Booksellers & Cafe was treated to an informative and... READ MORE


  • Craft on Draft
  • Mar 28,2014
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Even Our MCs are Writers!

Stellar writers Jennie Wood and Jack Ferris are MC-ing Craft on Draft's inaugural reading, 6:30, Tuesday, April 8, at Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Jennie Wood is the author of Flutter and the forthcoming novel, A Boy Like Me. Jack Ferris is the author of wry posts at Dead Darlings and his own story blog, hazypictures.com. He is also working on a novel, The Honesty... READ MORE


Craft on Draft Taps New Reading Series

Craft on Draft taps the keg on its new reading series April 8 with its first event, FIRST PAGES: BEFORE AND AFTER. Join us as our all-star lineup Henriette Lazaridis Power, Lisa Borders, and Stephanie Gayle share their novel openings, both their first drafts and the final results. They’ll tell us how they started, where they ended up and why, and all the editing... READ MORE