Welcome to the Avery Arts & Nature Center Writers Program! This program will feed the minds of aspiring and established writers. Here is our next course offering….

Please Click on the image above to register.

Beate Baum was born in Dortmund, Germany, and now resides in Dresden. She holds a master’s degree in Comparative Literature and is an author and journalist. For more than 20 years, she has worked as a freelance travel writer, focusing mainly on Great Britain, Ireland, and the USA. Baum’s features are published in magazines and newspapers all over Germany. One of her latest guide books, Liverpool, quickly became a standard among Beatles fans and has just entered its 4th edition. She is also an acclaimed author of fiction; primarily crime novels. Her U.S. debut was marked with the short story, “The High School Reunion.”


Tuesday, July 23

10:30 a.m. - Introduction

10:45 a.m. - Famous Travel Writers / Travel Writing

11:30 a.m. - Basic Journalistic Skills / The Craft of Travel Writing / Discuss Examples of Articles

1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 p.m. - Writing exercise – Describing a Place

2:15 p.m. - Read and Discuss Texts

3:45 p.m. - Excursion to Les Cheneaux Distillers

Wednesday, July 24

10:30 a.m. - Collaborative work – Collect Impressions of Excursion, and Decide What Goes into the Text (Quotes, Descriptions...)

11:15 a.m. - Collaborative Exercise – Write a Feature

12:45 p.m. - Lunch

2:15 p.m. - Read and Discuss Texts

3:15 p.m. - Open Discussion

 For more information, e-mail hesselschoolhouse@gmail.com, paul@hesselschoolhouse.net, or call (906) 484-1333. The program cost of $100 includes meals.