Molly B Photography 2012

Anika Fajardo is a writer, editor, and teacher. She was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. Her honors include a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, several Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants, and a Loft Literary Center Mentor Series fellowship. Her work has appeared in various publications and her memoir manuscript, Magical Realism for Non-Believers, was a finalist for the 2012 Bakeless Literary Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Her middle grade novel-in-progress was awarded a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant.

She lives and writes in the very literary city of Minneapolis where she teaches and serves on the Board at the Loft Literary Center. 


upcoming appearances

The Debate About Homework. (2018). Focus Readers.

"None Taken."  (2017). In The Beiging of America. 2 Leaf Press. 

"Fishing." (2016). In Sky Blue WaterGreat Stories for Young Readers. University of Minnesota Press.

"What Didn't Happen." (2015). In Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. WW Norton. Edited by Judith Kitchen and Dinah Lenney.

English as a Second Language. Chautauqua. (2017).

The Scene As I Imagined It. (2016). Red Bird Chapbooks. (purchase the pamphlet here)

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"Dia!" Day of the Book
with Karlyn Coleman, Anika Fajardo, Kurtis Scaletta
Courageous heARTS, Minneapolis
1-3pm, April 28, 2018



for upcoming classes, see teaching

for all events, see past appearances