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 were first and foremost used to reflect reality, 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 allows everyone to enter a world in which wonderful things can happen, in which every misfortune turns to good. For all these reasons, fairy tales are great for transferring to our world today.

Students will travel – after a fairy tale introduction – from station to station where they will learn to use a variety of creative and different writing prompts. Just as Odysseus travelled from adventure to adventure, always having to clear new obstacles out of the way, 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 most beautiful “legend sites” in the region 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 12 p.m.
  • Date 3: Monday, 17 May, 9 to 12.00 hrs
  • Date 4: Tuesday, 15 June, 9 to 12.00 hrs
  • 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.
Foto: Privat

Admission is free.