Making Tracks

Goings-on in the city of Zürich and beyond.

Image courtesy: Polder film, Kamm[m]acher/400asa

Polder film stills montage courtesy: Dschoint Venture/Niama Film/Kamm(m)acher

Summer in Zürich is all about outdoors. The lake is warming up and so is the culture scene. A wealth of entertainments await. Glorious locations, exciting visitors and homegrown talent—it’s all right here, on our doorstep. Throw off your thermals and dive in.

Books and authors

Highlights of the Literaturhaus Programme include Siri Hustvedt on 10 June and Laurie Penny on 17 June. Browse the events here. http://www.literaturhaus.ch/

All kinds of exciting outdoor events are happening during Zürich’s Open Air Literatur Festival. http://www.literaturopenair.ch/

Don’t forget, from 10am on the first Saturday of every month it is Story Hour at The English Bookshop on Bahnhofstrasse. Keep the kids entertained while you browse and get 10% off!

Writers

Our next Writers’ Brunch takes place on Sunday June 28 at the Restaurant Viadukt from 10am – 12pm. Come along to chat, meet writers, learn about upcoming events and drink coffee.

Keep an eye on Zürich Writers Workshop for the announcement of the next weekend workshop date this autumn. http://www.zurichwritersworkshop.com/

Writing at the Castle. A few places are still available for a writing retreat at a château in south west France 1-7 July. More info here. http://writingatthecastle.tumblr.com/homepage

Culture

From 12 June to 12 July, Zurich’s Festspiele fills the city with an annual celebration of classical music, art, theatre, opera, and dance, presenting local and international artists of world renown. www.zuercher-festspiele.ch

Every summer (6-23 August), over 20 theatre groups stage performances around the city, including open-air productions next to the lake, for the Theaterspektakel!

Images

Swiss Press Photo Exhibition – runs until 5 July at the Landesmuseum

Watching movies by the lake is a fabulous way to spend a summer’s evening. The OpenAir Cinema runs from 16 July to 16 August, at Zürichhorn. www.orangecinema.ch

Sounds

Catch singer songwriter Suzanne Vega on 5 July at Bogen. She has a wonderful way with words.

Competitions

Writers and Artists (UK) have a new competition: Killer Fiction Crime and Thriller competition, closes Friday 31st July

https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions

Author: J.J. Marsh

Writer of The Beatrice Stubbs series, founder member of Triskele Books, columnist for Words with JAM magazine, co-curator of The Woolf magazine, Bookmuse reviewer, blogger and Tweeter. @JJMarsh1

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  1. Nooo, I’m watching the Lion King in Basel on the 28th! Gosh darn it (It’s Clara by the way ^_^)

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  2. Oh, and I’ll have to work my very last Sunday shift on the 28th. Darn! Thank you soooo much for letting me know about the Suzanne Vega concert on my door step. I’ll make that one! 🙂

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