Writing workshops with Mechthild Goetze-Hillebrand

  • "Through thick and thin with Ulysses"
  • Literature, Program for children, Workshop

Fairy tales are found in all countries of the world, they connect cultures. Fairy tales were always first told and later written down. Myths, legends and fairy tales first of all reflected reality in order to explain the world to people, to give them courage, to create identity, to warn them or to educate them. We meet fabulous beings: Animals with human characteristics and humans with animal characteristics.
The special language lets everyone enter a world in which wonderful things can happen, in which every misfortune turns to good. For all these reasons, fairy tales can be magnificently transferred to our contemporary world.

Students travel – after a fairy tale introduction – from station to station, where they learn to use a variety of creative and different writing prompts. Just as Odysseus traveled from adventure to adventure, always clearing new obstacles, they travel through the DAI library writing and painting.

Mechthild Goetze-Hillebrand is primarily a storyteller, but she also leads workshops for children and playfully encourages them to do their own creative writing. she also organizes hikes to the region’s most beautiful “legend sites” and explores them with their respective stories.


  • Age group: grades 1 to 5
  • Structure: Workshops of 3 hours each (incl. break)
  • Date 1: Tuesday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Date 2: Friday, April 30, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Date 3: Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Date 4: Tuesday, June 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Other dates on request
  • Registration: Please register by class with: Jutta Wagner, jutta.wagner@dai-heidelberg.de
  • Costs: The workshop is free of charge
  • The current hygiene regulations will of course be observed.

Admission is free.