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. Since 2017 I’ve written for — and have racked up over 20 million views at — a few Valnet online publications, CBRTheRichest, TheThings, and TheTalko, and was a blogger for the Huffington Post from 2010 until they cancelled HP blogging in 2019.  Since then, I publish essays on culture and (my) artist’s life on Medium.

I write on an occasional basis for a number of publications, including Okayafrica, and as a contributor to AllAboutJazz. I teach five writing courses at the college level through OntarioLearn.com — along with a regular stream of freelance assignments, and small business clients. I have my own blog at ArtandCultureMaven.com, and you can read short fiction, sci-fi, and hard science pieces via Futurism Media. You’ll find feeds of recent work on the sidebar.

As an indie singer-songwriter, you can check out my latest single on Bandcamp. (Go on, click on it).

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 of My Work

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, including:

Other Recognition:

  • 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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