I walked way from the class feeling like I could actually be published. I think it might be the first time I truly believed it.
— Valerie, writing student

Upcoming Classes & Conferences


I have taught preschoolers through graduate students and love helping students connect with both their work and their classmates. 

Past classes

  • Self-editing and Rewriting: Getting Out of Your Own Way as a Writer

  • Making the Unbelievable Believable: Magical Realism in Creative Nonfiction

  • *Micro-stories (grades 4-8)

  • Telling True Stories: Exploring Creative Nonfiction

  • Exploring Flash Nonfiction: Finding Meaning in Everyday Life

  • Getting the Story Right: Research for Writers

  • Having Your Say: Beginning Essays

  • *Fiction Basics (grades 9-12)

  • Literary Magazines 101: Submitting Your Work

  • The Truth in 140 Characters: #cnftweet micro essays

  • Family Stories into Memoir (seniors)

  • Creating a Writing Life

Have you taken one of my classes? Find some of the resources we discussed here:

Anika is an inspiring instructor.
— student from Loft Literary Center

Inquire about teaching and classes:


Also see book preparation services at Snapshot Stories.