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No matter what your background, you have a unique and meaningful story to tell. Your family, heritage, culture, and traditions offer a rich source of material that can be used to generate powerful stories.

Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, or both, this class will show you how to draw on your own background to generate writing that is deeply meaningful to you, to the people you love, and even to complete strangers.

“As the daughter of an Iranian father and a Lithuanian mother, I have a complicated heritage that has inspired both my fiction and non-fiction,” says instructor Anita Amirrezvani. “This class gives students the tools they need to harness the power of their own rich backgrounds in their writing.”

This daylong class will include in-class writing prompts, and fiction and non-fiction reading assignments on the subject of identity. Sharing work will be encouraged but not required.

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Schedule
  1. Saturday, January 20, 10:00am-4:00pm
Reviews
  • The class exceeded my expectations. It has been awhile since taking a writing class and wasn’t sure I would get motivated enough to write. But I did! Anita’s teaching style was great. She gave us lots of time to answer questions and a lot of time to write.

    Joan Van Arsdall

Details

Start:
Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End:
Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Cost:
$145
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Venue

Berkeley
2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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Registration Deadline

Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason.

Due to extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19, we are open to addressing cancellations on a case-by-case basis.

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