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Writing is often a solitary activity, so join us once a week to share what you're working on and enjoy drinks while writing. Inspired by "Write drunk, edit sober," a catchy quote commonly misattributed to Ernest Hemingway, this is a fun, casual writing group that has drinks while writing. You can come in with something you are currently working on, or participate in suggested writing prompts and creative exercises.

A variety of studies demonstrate that, at a fairly low threshold of alcohol, the brain is actually creatively stimulated in ways the sober brain might not be. In fact, having 0.07% of blood alcohol is considered the sweet spot for creativity (that's 2-3 drinks). Boost imagination, make some friends with likeminded people, and get those words and ideas flowing.

Every Tuesday, 7:30pm-9:30pm (except public holidays). Please always check back here and RSVP before attending!

IG: @WriteUnderTheInfluenceNYC

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Writing Under the Influence

The Keep

Drunk driving is not cool, but drunk writing is! This is a community event for writers, with drinks! Work on your own stuff or use the creative writing prompts provided. We will have focused 20 minute writing sprints in the 2 hours we have in this beautiful space. Please RSVP online! Bar is CASH ONLY. 21+ Bring photo ID.

Writing Under the Influence

The Keep

Drunk driving is not cool, but drunk writing is! This is a community event for writers, with drinks! Work on your own stuff or use the creative writing prompts provided. We will have focused 20 minute writing sprints in the 2 hours we have in this beautiful space. Please RSVP online! Bar is CASH ONLY. 21+ Bring photo ID.

Writing Under the Influence

The Keep

Drunk driving is not cool, but drunk writing is! This is a community event for writers, with drinks! Work on your own stuff or use the creative writing prompts provided. We will have focused 20 minute writing sprints in the 2 hours we have in this beautiful space. Please RSVP online! Bar is CASH ONLY. 21+ Bring photo ID.

Writing Under the Influence

The Keep

Drunk driving is not cool, but drunk writing is! This is a community event for writers, with drinks! Work on your own stuff or use the creative writing prompts provided. We will have focused 20 minute writing sprints in the 2 hours we have in this beautiful space. Please RSVP online! Bar is CASH ONLY. 21+ Bring photo ID.

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Writing Under the Influence

The Keep

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