Creative Process, Fiction, Memoir, Poetry, Writing for Social Change

Creative Writing for Social Change: Re-Dream a Just World. Online for the first time! Starts March 14, for 6 weeks!!

STARTING MARCH 14! A 6-WEEK ONLINE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP           with Anya Achtenberg Taught for the Transformative Language Arts Network FOR FICTION AND MEMOIR WRITERS, POETS, AND OTHERS, ACROSS THE GENRES. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you want to greatly expand your creative writing craft, whether in poetry or prose, fiction or creative nonfiction;… Continue reading Creative Writing for Social Change: Re-Dream a Just World. Online for the first time! Starts March 14, for 6 weeks!!

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Contemporary Events, General Writing, Poetry

Unrevised response to January 8th in Arizona

Dear Writers, I was writing about a photo (the link to the photo is at the bottom) that inevitably linked for me to current events: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Child Riding Water Buffalo in Siam 1928:  Questions about the whole picture Anya Achtenberg on Monday, January 10, 2011 You are riding the horns of the moon, quite at… Continue reading Unrevised response to January 8th in Arizona

Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, Character Development, News; things to look for, Poetry

Good stuff coming very soon! Online class; local mentorship groups.

Dear Friends, Get in on it!  February 25, 2008 I will begin teaching an online class for Writers.com called Claiming Our Stories: Working with the Power of Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction. There are not many places left, so if you have been fencesitting, jump in and sign up as soon as possible! I am very excited about it,… Continue reading Good stuff coming very soon! Online class; local mentorship groups.

News; things to look for, Poetry

Newsy stuff up top. Extraordinary writer stuff below.

I have been waiting for some news necessary to get going with the re-release of my novella, The Stories of Devil-girl, but while our intrepid Devil-child is currently in a holding pattern, there is some light in the cave. I am anxious to get this recording to you, and to send a portion of the proceeds to Women… Continue reading Newsy stuff up top. Extraordinary writer stuff below.

Creative Process, General Writing, Language and the Way of Words, News; things to look for, Poetry

Back to the Invisible: the intersection of truth and the poetic art

Neruda suggests in his poem Arte Poetica from the first volume of Residencia en la tierra published in 1933, that the poetic art, or at least the poet, works and flounders and suffers "Between shadow and space, young girls and garrisons", which calls to my mind, somehow precisely, the situation of 4 young Muslim men from England,… Continue reading Back to the Invisible: the intersection of truth and the poetic art