I take creative approaches to deepening the practice of writing through group workshops and individual instruction for writers of all ages. Using writing exercises and games, suggested readings, and collaborative revision strategies, I focus on engaging my students’ voices and natural self-expression. My students have been published in literary journals, won national recognition for their writing, and been accepted to prestigious writing programs.

Contact me with your programming ideas. Past and current clients include Nyack Library, Rockland Center for the Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Orangeburg Library, the Carson McCullers House, and the Edward Hopper House.

Private tutoring

I make it fun: student-centered writing and reading help for grades 6 and up. Contact me for a free, half-hour trial session.


Need some guidance on a big project or on developing a writing discipline? From science research papers to artist fellowship materials, I bring an experienced and gentle approach.

Indian cooking

While not a “literary art,” this creative discipline inspires wonderful storytelling and poetic flavors. For groups of up to 5 people, start with a tour of a local Indian market for ingredients and then prepare a meal with hands-on cooking instruction. My flat-rate teaching fee is $300, and the ingredients’ cost depends on your menu. Email me for more details.

What my students and clients say…

Anu is a kind and professional workshop leader. Her knowledge and love of poetry shines through and inspires the participants to have fun and explore their creativity. Her comments on my work were extremely helpful and I look forward to taking another workshop with her.


Anu has been an invaluable resource in helping with my scientific writing. She has helped to focus my writing and to structure a linear narrative to describe my data, analyses and interpretation. It can be hard to make technical writing flow from one topic to the next, but Anu has helped me shape logical transitions…

Henry T.