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 fueled by curiosity – curiosity about the world, the people in it and how things work. I’ve written short stories and novellas, articles, books, webpages, blog posts, marketing materials – in short, everything that a freelancer can get their hands on.
I currently write on a regular or irregular basis for the TheRichest, Ludwig Van (Toronto), Myentertainmentworld.ca, the Huffington Post as a blogger, 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. 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.
My work is sometimes cited in other publications, including academic work along with books; among them:
Global Africa: Into the Twenty-First Century – Dorothy Hodgson, Judith Byfield – Univ of California Press, Aug 1, 2017 – Page 169 – Wassenberg, Anya. “New York African Restaurant Week 2015: Akin Akinsanya on Building NYC’S African Culinary Empire,” OkayAfrica, May 28, 2015. http://www.okayafrica.com/news/new-york-african-restaurant-week-june-2015-akin-akinsanya/.
Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System – John Rieder – Wesleyan University Press, Mar 7, 2017 – Page 194 – Wassenberg, Anya. “Film News—ImagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest.” Art & Culture Maven, February 9, 2010. http://www.artandculturemaven.com/2010/02/film-news-imaginenative-embargo.html.
- Quoted in the blog “Mutable Matter” on world music https://mutablematter.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/imagining-world-music/
- I’m Quoted in the blog for classical radio station WQXR in New York City – http://www.wqxr.org/story/tone-deafness-pretty-rare-which-means-you-can-probably-sing/
- My interview with Paul Laverty is referenced in a New York Times film review (link on “Paul Laverty”) – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/18/movies/18even.html
As a singer, I’m active locally here in Southern Ontario with ensembles from duos and trios to larger groups.
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 right 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. You can get in touch with the contact form below.
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