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. 

After each [workshop I’ve attended with Anya], I’ve returned to my writings with newly learned and reinforced dimensions – to shape more fully, delve more deeply, to narrate my truth, what happens, what makes us, what makes us tell.

Norma S. Tucker

It is rare to find a teacher who is not only expert in the technical aspects of writing, but who has a deep appreciation of literature and literary theory, and who is a terrific muse. Anya puts her heart into her teaching. She is always prompt and professional. For her students, Anya makes a world conducive for creating–one of beauty, trust and high standards.

Dora Wang, M.D.