Your unique family, heritage, culture, and traditions offer a rich source of material. Learn how to draw on your own background to generate stories that are deeply meaningful to you, the people you love, and even to complete strangers. Writing assignments will include nonfiction and fiction. Sharing work will be encouraged but not required. Leave class with a roadmap for expanding your material.
Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran and raised in San Francisco. She has written two novels, The Blood of Flowers and Equal of the Sun. Amirrezvani co-edited the anthology Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers. She teaches at the California College of the Arts.