Life/Story is a six-week writing workshop focusing exclusively on memoir.  Two Life/Story workshops run concurrently. One meets on Tuesday evenings, one on Sunday afternoons. Each workshop is limited to five participants max. You may sign up for either one but not both. The Sunday workshop is filled for summer and fall.  There are openings now for the Tuesday workshop that begins in August, 2018.  For details and schedule write to

How It Works

  • Writers share work in advance, then meet to discuss their submissions.
  • The workshop meets every other weeks, and each meeting is two hours long.
  • Writers submit by Monday morning for the Tuesday workshop. Those in the Sunday workshop submit by Saturday morning.
  • The Tuesday workshop meets from 7-9 pm. The Sunday workshop meets from 1-3 pm.

How to Register

  • Send a query to with your name and contact information.
  • In your query, introduce yourself briefly and explain what your memoir (or prospective memoir) is about.
  • Include — in the body of your email or as an attachment — an example of your writing: two pages max.  You don’t have to show me you got grammar; show me you got voice.

Fees and Payment

  • The workshop costs $350 for a six-session series.
  • Payment may be made by check or paypal.
  • A deposit of $100 received three weeks before the workshop holds your spot.
  • Full payment is due by the first workshop meeting.

If you’re paying by check, please make it out to Tamim Ansary and send it to 178 Gates Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. If by Paypal, send it to






1 thought on “WORKSHOPS”

  1. Thank you, Tamim, for helping me to find my voice as I write my memoir. Taking your workshops has helped me immeasurably. I highly recommend them to all.


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