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Mural at the entrance to the Kobe Ropeway. I imagine this scene smells like ice cream & heliotropes.

“I really enjoyed your class. It’s the most helpful one I’ve taken to date, and in large part because of the time you take for individual feedback. I also thought the story selection for readings was spot-on, and the exercises were fun and generative. I have a few new stories from those exercises that I’m excited to delve into further.”

-Melissa Slager, Intro to Fiction: Writing the Short Story student

“I would take this class again in a heart beat.”

-Fiction workshop participant

“Outstanding! This is one of the best classes I’ve taken at Richard Hugo House.”

-Writing with Visual Art student

“Anca is incredibly knowledgeable and kind in her critiques. I learned a lot just reviewing stories with her and the class. This has directly affected my own writing.”

-Writing with Visual Art student

Variety and flexibility drive my approach to teaching writing. This comes in many forms: variety of materials and activities, as well as flexibility in response to my students’ learning styles, needs, and desires. I am committed to bringing students a range of practical tools and creative stimuli.

Manuscript Consultations:

I’m pleased to be offering one-on-one coaching through Hugo House’s Manuscript Consultation Program.

Upcoming classes:

The scholarship deadline for fall classes at Hugo House is August 26! Apply here.




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Previous Classes:

I have developed courses for and taught at the following institutions.

Write on the Sound Conference

  • Powerful Objects: Character, Plot and Resonance, a 75-minute presentation.

Seattle Writes at the Seattle Public Library

Inked Voices

OneRoom

The Living Room Workshops

Richard Hugo House

University of Washington

  • Beginning Short Story Writing
  • Expository Writing

Pace University

  • Critical Reading & Composition  for speakers of English as a second language
  • Academic Writing, a developmental class for speakers of English as a second language

Community English Program at Teachers College, Columbia University

  • Advanced English as a Second Language

Xincon Technology School

  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) preparation

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