Making Tracks

Compiled by Liam Klenk

ONGOING EVENTS

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: buchsara@bluemail.ch

Zürich | Kaufleuten and the Literaturhaus offer a full program of readings and cultural events (see below for a select few).
www.kaufleuten.ch/events/kultur
http://www.literaturhaus.ch/literaturhaus/programm

Mslexia lists literary competitions with closing dates—good luck!.
mslexia.co.uk/writing-competitions

 

MARCH

Meet-ups

Zürich | 5 March 2017 | 10:00-12:00
Writers Brunch with The Woolf at the Markthalle Restaurant in the Viadukt
https://www.facebook.com/events/1347415155326486/

 

Readings

Zürich | 16 March 2017 | 19:30
Imbolo Mbue at the Literaturhaus
http://www.literaturhaus.ch/literaturhaus/veranstaltungen/imbolo-mbue-das-getraeumte-land

 

Workshops

Geneva | 18-19 March 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Fiction Topic with Petina Gappath
http://www.genevawritersgroup.org/Programs-Workshops

 

APRIL

Readings

Zürich | 4 April 2017 | 20:00
Carlos Ruiz Zafón at Kaufleuten
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/carlos-ruiz-zafon/

Zürich | 6 April 2017 | 19:30
Writer in Residence Victor Martinowitsch at the Literaturhaus
http://www.literaturhaus.ch/literaturhaus/veranstaltungen/writer-residence-viktor-martinowitsch-mova

 

Workshops

Geneva | 15 April 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Lyrical Prose and Prose Poetry with Susan Tiberghien
http://www.genevawritersgroup.org/Programs-Workshops

 

MAY

Readings

Zürich | 8 May 2017 | 19:30
Final reading of Writer in Residence Victor Martinowitsch, at the Volkshaus bookshop
http://www.writers-in-residence.ch/de/event/39

 

Workshops

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
http://www.zurichwritersworkshop.com/

Geneva | 20-21 May 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Memoir (Saturday) and Master Class (Sunday) with Wallis Wilde Menozzi http://www.genevawritersgroup.org/Programs-Workshops

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
http://www.achapteraway.com/writing_worlds.html

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
https://www.facebook.com/WriteTimeRetreats/

 

Conferences

Brussels (Belgium) | 12-14 May 2017
SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Europolitan Conference
https://switzerland.scbwi.org/
Solothurn | 26-28 May 2017
Solothurn Literature Days: more information available in April  http://www.literatur.ch/

 

PREVIEW

Readings

Zürich | 6 June 2017 | 20:00
Richard Russo at Kaufleuten
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/richard-russo/

Zürich | 3-9 July 2017
Open-air Literature Festival
https://www.literaturopenair.ch/

 

Workshops

Villeferry (Burgundy, France) | 7-13 June 2017
L’Atelier Writers Retreat and Workshop
http://www.latelierwriters.org/

Geneva | 10 June 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Dialogue Spoken and Hidden with Susan Tiberghien; and Annual General Meeting
http://www.genevawritersgroup.org/Programs-Workshops

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 Swissbizchick.com and SwissSmallBizBootcamp.

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