Achtenberg, Anya

Anya Achtenberg is an award-winning fiction writer and poet. Her publications include the novel Blue Earth, the autobiographical novella, The Stories of Devil-Girl, both with Modern History Press; and multiple poetry books, including, The Stone of Language, published by West End Press after being a finalist in five poetry competitionsand I Know What the Small Girl Knew (Holy Cow! Press). Her short fiction has received awards from Coppola's Zoetrope: All-Story, New Letters, the Raymond Carver Story Contest, and others; her poetry, numerous awards, including first prizes from Southern Poetry Review and Another Chicago Magazine.  Anya teaches creative writing workshops and classes around the country and online internationally, offers manuscript consultations, and coaches fiction writers, memoirists, and poets. She directs Arts Focus on Cuba, which organizes groups of writers, artists, filmmakers, architects, educators, and others to travel to Cuba. She developed and teaches a series of multi-genre workshops on Writing for Social Change. She’s currently working on a new novel, History Artist, and a book of poetry and short prose, Matadors at the Crossing.

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