Making Tracks

Compiled by Liam Klenk


Zürich | Writers on Board meets one Sunday a month at 13:15 at the Bürkliplatz boat station, next to the landing stage, to take the 13:30 round-trip ferry to Rapperswil (return into Zürich: 17:25). Next meet-ups: 19 March, 23 April, 7 May
For more information:

Zürich | Kaufleuten and the Literaturhaus offer a full program of readings and cultural events (see below for a select few).

Mslexia lists literary competitions with closing dates—good luck!.




Zürich | 5 March 2017 | 10:00-12:00
Writers Brunch with The Woolf at the Markthalle Restaurant in the Viadukt



Zürich | 16 March 2017 | 19:30
Imbolo Mbue at the Literaturhaus



Geneva | 18-19 March 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Fiction Topic with Petina Gappath




Zürich | 4 April 2017 | 20:00
Carlos Ruiz Zafón at Kaufleuten

Zürich | 6 April 2017 | 19:30
Writer in Residence Victor Martinowitsch at the Literaturhaus



Geneva | 15 April 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Lyrical Prose and Prose Poetry with Susan Tiberghien




Zürich | 8 May 2017 | 19:30
Final reading of Writer in Residence Victor Martinowitsch, at the Volkshaus bookshop



Zürich | 13-14 May 2017
Zürich Writers Workshop: Fiction with Jill Alexander Essbaum (Hausfrau) and Non-fiction with Susan Jane Gilman (The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street), space is limited

Geneva | 20-21 May 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Memoir (Saturday) and Master Class (Sunday) with Wallis Wilde Menozzi

Gascony (SW France) | 21-27 May 2017
A Chapter Away – Residential Writing Courses in SW France: Develop your fiction or memoir writing with award-winning novelists Tracey Warr and Natalie Meg Evans

Saanenmoser | 29 May-3 June 2017
Write Time Retreats: with novelist Jason Donald (Dalila and Choke Chain) and visiting author Janice Galloway, in the Bernese Alps



Brussels (Belgium) | 12-14 May 2017
SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Europolitan Conference
Solothurn | 26-28 May 2017
Solothurn Literature Days: more information available in April




Zürich | 6 June 2017 | 20:00
Richard Russo at Kaufleuten

Zürich | 3-9 July 2017
Open-air Literature Festival



Villeferry (Burgundy, France) | 7-13 June 2017
L’Atelier Writers Retreat and Workshop

Geneva | 10 June 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Dialogue Spoken and Hidden with Susan Tiberghien; and Annual General Meeting

Author: Susan Platt

Swissbizchick, multilingual communications professional and business executive. Part of the original launch and editorial team behind Swiss movie magazine close-up! Has written, ghostwritten and edited for several publications and in-house magazines in English, German, French and Italian. Co-founder of Swisspaleo, a board member of The Powerhouse Network for Professional Women in Zürich and blogs yonder at and SwissSmallBizBootcamp.

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