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 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.

Anya Wassenberg writer and singer
Anya Wassenberg, writer & singer – photo by Ellis Bateson

I currently write on an irregularly regular basis for Ludwig Van (Toronto). From 2017 to 2019, I wrote for – and got over 20 million views at two Valnet online publications,  TheRichest, and TheTalko, and was a blogger for the Huffington Post from 2010 until they canceled HP blogging in 2019.  Since then, I am occasionally able to persuade them to run an idea of mine.

I write on an occasional basis for a number of publications, including OkayafricaMyentertainmentworld.ca, 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 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 in the Indigenous Artist Of The Year category (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 here 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.

Anya Wassenberg, singer
Photo by David MacEachern (2014)

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, 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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