“Creative writing is not taught in isolation but in the lap of great literature. So many of our finest classics were written in the 18th, 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. With Federals, Georgians and Italianates all around, The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center in Covington immerses you in an atmosphere that brings visuals to many of those classics . For a history buff like me, Baker Hunt feels just right”
Creative writing instructor Ellen Everman Deaton brings a unique background of education and experience to her Baker Hunt students. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in English. Past Editor of Arts Across Kentucky and a free-lance writer and book publicist, Ellen was also formerly a copywriter for advertising agency Wolf, Blumberg, Krody, and worked for F&W Publications in special sales and marketing.
Author of the novel, Pink Dice, Ellen is a professional business writer and free-lance writer who has contributed both fiction and non-fiction articles to various publications, including Arts Across Kentucky, The Sunday Challenger and The Kentucky Post.
Ellen has travelled extensively throughout the country and abroad, observing different cultures and dialects, which she finds helpful in her writing.
Drawing from her collection of short stories written mostly about her youth, Ellen’s novel, Pink Dice, paints a vivid and unforgettable picture of the border town area known as Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati. Soon her new novel, Bell Bottoms to Gucci, will be released by Acclaim Press. To learn more about Ellen and Pink Dice, visit www.pinkdicenovel.com. Hear an interview with Ellen about her book.
Ellen Everman Deaton teaches Creative Writing Basics, Poetry, and Novel Writing at Baker Hunt.