Authors at School

through writing

Cultural education is a key element for living peacefully together in our society. It promotes personality development and helps to convey values and skills such as creativity, solidarity and empathy.

Authors at School uses cultural education as empowerment for everyone involved.


  • March 28, 2024

    Author Esther Yi in Bonn

    From March 20 to 21, 2024, Esther Yi conducted a two-day workshop at Marie-Kahle-Gesamtschule in Bonn. Esther Yi is the renowned author of „Y/N,“ a distinguished Finalist for the 2023 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2023, a New Yorker Best Book of 2023 (Essential Read), and a TIME Must-Read Book of 2023. Photos capturing moments from the Bonn workshop are available here!

  • March 21, 2024

    Author and Journalist Michael Meyer in Cologne

    Michael Meyer is the author of „A Dirty, Filthy Book: Sex, Scandal, and One Woman’s Fight in the Victorian Trial of the Century“ and a Holtzbrinck Fellow of the Class of Spring 2024 at the American Academy in Berlin. He taught a workshop at Trude-Herr-Gesamtschule Köln-Mülheim on March 19, 2024. Impressions from the workshop can be found here.

  • October 27, 2023

    Victoria Belim in Frankfurt/Main and Leipzig in October 2023

    Author, journalist, and translator Victoria Belim led two workshops in Frankfurt/Main and Leipzig. Originally from Ukraine, Victoria spent her formative years in the USA before relocating to Brussels, Belgium. Her debut book, „The Rooster House,“ a memoir chronicling her Ukrainian family’s experiences, was published by Virago and has been translated into sixteen languages.

  • July 5, 2023

    Writer and Illustrator Ali Fitzgerald at Gesamtschule Treuenbrietzen

    On July 5, Ali Fitzgerald taught Creative Writing at the Gesamtschule Treuenbrietzen. She writes and draws a monthly column titled „America!“ for The New Yorker and currently writes comics for the Book Section of The New York Times. Photos from the workshop can be found here!

  • June 16, 2023

    Fatin Abbas at Saaleschule für (H)alle

    Fatin Abbas held an Authors at School Workshop on June 16! Abbas taught Creative Writing at Saaleschule für (H)alle. Impressions from the workshop day can be found here!


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