Winner of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northern California Booksellers Association, Tamim Ansary is an author whose many books include Destiny Disrupted, Games Without Rules, The Widow’s Husband, and West of Kabul, East of New York. Ansary directs the oldest free writing workshop in North America (seven decades and counting), offers private workshops, and consults one-on-one with selected writers. Ansary also tours the country as a speaker, lecturer, and storyteller and is well-known for his political and cultural commentary.
- June 5, 7 pm:
Ansary reads poems by Rumi in Farsi and English at Holly Payne’s Summer of Ecstatic Love event: Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco. (This is a Litquake Festival fundraiser and a book launch for Payne’s new novel Damascena.)
- June 25, 7 pm:
Ansary reads from Road Trips: Taking the Long Way Home (a memoir-in-progress) at the Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar, 1800 Madison Street, Oakland, CA (one of six authors reading.)