In this workshop, we’ll use the public events of our times as prompts for crafting stories about our own lives. Wars, assassinations, elections, social movements, turning points, transformative inventions, epochal moments in sports, music, arts, and entertainment— all of us have lived personal lives threaded through a public landscape. We will use writing as a vehicle for exploring our lives and the times we’ve lived through.
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.