“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.
I’m pleased to be offering one-on-one coaching through Hugo House’s Manuscript Consultation Program.
- Contemporary Fairy Tales, online webinar via Inked Voices, 4/29/17, 12 pm-1:15 pm EST / 9 am-10:15 am PST. For webinar plus critique sign up here.
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
- Contemporary Fairy Tales, a free 3-hour class at the Capitol Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library.
- Writing the Senses: Touch, a 30-minute micro class.
- Writing the Senses: Smell, a 30-minute micro class.
- Writing the Senses: Taste, a 30-minute micro class.
The Living Room Workshops
- Tale: A Two Day Moveable (Writing) Feast, In collaboration with Corinne Manning and Anne Bean.
Richard Hugo House
- Writing about Place, a six-week class.
- Contemporary Fairy Tales, a six-week class.
- Memory and Imagination, a one-day class.
- 1000 Words a Week, a six-week class.
- All Talk: Dialogue Intensive, a one-day class.
- Second Helping: How Food Improves Your Fiction, a one-day class.
- The Chekhovian Story, a six-week class exploring Chekhov and his influence.
- Intro to Fiction: Writing the Short Story, a six-week class covering essential craft elements in short stories, with readings, discussion, and exercises.
- Hugo at the Henry: The Senses in Reading and Writing, a one-day Hugo House class co-presented with the Henry Art Gallery, drawing on the exhibit Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.
- The Fiction Workshop, a six-week class
- Visual Inspiration, a six-week class co-presented with the Henry Art Gallery. Fiction written in the summer 2012 class, beautifully laid out by the Henry here; fiction and poetry written in the winter 2013 class beautifully laid out here.
- Found Stories, a one-day class.
- Looking & Seeing: Generating Prose with Paintings, a one-day class.
University of Washington
- Beginning Short Story Writing
- Expository Writing
- 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