Repeats every week until Mon Mar 05 2018 except Mon Feb 19 2018.
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
University Hall Room 41C
This workshop is for anyone interested in writing a memoir or short memoir-based pieces. We will discuss how to get started, keep the words flowing, zero in on a story, and rediscover the forgotten. We will also explore ways to shape a narrative, invest a story with drama, humor, and suspense, and enhance the narrative with dialogue, descriptive details, and vivid language. Classes will include writing activities and discussion of your work.
Tamim Ansary directed the San Francisco Writers’ Workshop for 22 years and has worked with memoirists for 15 years. His memoir West of Kabul, East of New York was San Francisco’s One City One Book pick in 2008. His new memoir is Road Trips.
Note: This class does not meet on Monday, February 19 due to the Presidents' Day holiday.