About Moi

I’m a long time freelance writer, writing instructor and more recently, a singer and songwriter. I also have a degree in French that I like to use now and then.

My writing, both fiction and non-fiction, has been largely fuelled by curiosity — curiosity about the world, the people in it and how things work. I’ve written short stories and novellas, articles, books, web pages, blog posts, marketing materials – in short, everything that a freelancer can get their hands on.

Image by Scott Gardner c2020

I currently write on an irregularly regular basis for Ludwig Van (Toronto), where I also serve as the Digital Content Editor.

Along with a stream of freelance assignments and small business clients, I teach five writing courses at the college level through OntarioLearn.com.

I’m a contributor to:

On an occasional basis, I write music reviews or interviews for AllAboutJazz. I publish essays on culture and (my) artist’s life on Medium. I have my own blog at ArtandCultureMaven.com and there are feeds of recent work on the sidebar.

As an indie singer-songwriter, you can check out my latest singles on Bandcamp. (Go on, click on each image for a link to the song).

My EP Looking For Heaven’s Ghost was released in 2020, available to stream on YouTube and to buy/stream from other major online services.

Citations/References & Interviews

My writing on culture, arts, and entertainment – including posts from my personal blog, contributions to Huffington Post blog, and others – is sometimes cited in other publications, including Masters and Doctoral theses and other academic publications, books, and articles. I’ve been interviewed about my writing on arts and culture as well.

Other Recognition:

  • I was commissioned to write the liner notes for Cameron Carpenter: Bach & Hanson (Universal/Decca Gold 2021)
  • Selected three times to serve as a judge for the East Coast Music Awards (last time 2017).
  • Quoted by many artists in their PR material, including dancers, musicians, and visual artists.
  • My photographs are also occasionally used for editorial purposes, including a still from one of my YouTube videos featuring Thomas Mapfumo that is used on all international Wikipedia entries on the subject of the Zimbabwean musician and activist.

As a singer, I’ve been active locally part-time in Southern Ontario with ensembles from duos and trios to larger groups, including a foray into musical theatre. You can find out more on my Anya Mia music page & Lingua Franca Collective.

You can check on the links above to see work in my various specialties or view/download a full C.V. and you may have noticed that the widgets along the left of this page also lead you to my work in various forms, including a blog on this website that lists my most recent work and new posts from my art blog, with links to my social media feeds. You can get in touch with the contact form below.

Thanks for looking!

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Anya Wassenberg at the Masque Sept 16 18
Singing at The Masque – September 2018

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