The Disobedient Writer

I’m an award-winning author of fiction and poetry, and a long-time teacher of fiction, memoir and poetry. This website is certainly where you might see what I’ve been up to; but, just as much, it is a place to support you in taking steps in your own work, and to know that there is community of others doing the same. With the jolting changes we are experiencing, this is a place to think together, a place to re-examine our writing, our focus, our writing’s responsiveness to the world. 

Through my years working with Anya as my writing teacher, coach, and inspiration, one phrase of hers echoes in me whenever I reach towards the empty page: “go deeper within”. Anya’s joyful teaching method has served in all my writing, to take each step as a journey into the unknown fathoms of the human heart, a place where, instead of being frighteningly alone, we find the deepest connections to one another…

 

Zoe Krasney

If my house were burning down, I would grab artwork, my book, and the notebooks I wrote in Anya’s classes. If you’re looking for an average writing teacher or editor, go elsewhere. Anya resides in the upper stratosphere of creativity and, if you let her, will lift your writing to heights you never dreamed possible. I won the 2006 New Mexico Discovery Award, first prize in non-fiction, for a story I began in Anya’s class. I divide my writing into two phases: pre-Anya and post-Anya. There is no comparison.

Amy Fisher