Bozeman, MT – Considering the success of last year’s Midwinter Intensive, local writing instructor Anika Hanisch is offering this custom-instruction half-day session again this year. On Sunday, January 27 Hanisch will provide instruction to both beginner and intermediate writers based on excerpt review of each student’s work-in-progress. “I teach with a one-room school house approach,” Hanisch explained. “The advanced students typically receive instruction first; meanwhile the newer students listen in and often glean quite a bit from that process.”
Hanisch admits the approach works best with smaller class sizes; she tends to limit her workshops to twelve students. Her curriculum, Stories Worth Telling: Memoir Writing as a Gift to Loved Ones, is obviously focused on creative non-fiction writing, but it also describes how to use fiction techniques in the memoir-writing process. Fiction writers often come to Hanisch’s workshops to cross-train or to get at deeper truths in their stories.
A professional ghostwriter and co-author, Hanisch typically offers two to four sessions in the spring and fall months. She began providing the additional Winter Intensive in response to past students who needed “a mid-winter boost” for their projects. “Often students come to the autumn sessions to get help with beginning their book, then come to the spring sessions to share the drafts they worked on all Winter,” Hanisch said. “Of course, January’s intensive is friendly to those who are just starting out too; I make sure there’s something for everyone.”
Stories Worth Telling – Writing Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, January 27th; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Congregation Beth Shalom; 2010 Koch Street in Bozeman
COST: $68.00 for both instruction and excerpt review
Advanced registration due January 21. Download Registration Form