Do you want to know what it's like to study with award-winning writer Zahir Janmomhamed?
Jennifer Van Alstyne, summer 2016 participant: "I just wanted to pass along feedback on the Personal Essays meetup I attended this week. The class was what I had been looking for and exceeded my expectations. Zahir is a generous and engaging instructor. The amount of information presented was great and gave me a lot to reflect on and provided motivation for my own projects. Please bring Zahir back for another class."
Dawnn McWatters, summer 2016 participant: "Over the past year and a half, I've taken several longer-term workshops at the Attic. Zahir's workshop provided a range and depth of perspective -- both personal and literary/political. In addition, our workshop's participants represented the most diverse group of fellow writers that I've sat with since I began taking classes in Portland. As a white, straight woman from an impoverished, rural background, now raising (and writing about my experiences of parenting) a biracial adopted child, I didn't realize how hungry I was to be challenged and validated, all at once. I got more than I'd intended - and a great deal of what I was needing - from his brief workshop."
Zahir's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Boston Review, Guernica, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, Racialicious, and many other publications. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, where he was the inaugural recipient of the Anne Cox Chambers fellowship for long-form journalism, as well as from the VONA workshop for writers of color.