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: 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 17 September
For more information about the program, contact

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 | 21 June 2017 | 20:00
Deborah Feldman at Kaufleuten

Conferences and festivals

Leukerbad | 30 June-2 July 2017
22nd Leukerbad International Literature Festival, featuring over three dozen authors from all over the world; literary walk from Kandersteg scheduled 29 June 



Conferences and festivals 

Zürich | 3-9 July 2017
5th Openair Literatur Festival Zürich in the Old Botanical Garden, with readings from John M. Coetzee, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Anthony McCarten and Junot Diaz (among others), as well as performances and discussions


Zürich | 1 July 2017 | 10:00
Story Hour at the Orell Füssli ZH Kramhof & Bookshop

Berne | 1 July 2017 | 10:00
Children’s Hour at the Orell Füssli English Bookshop

Brig | 19 July 2017 | 16:00
Book signing with Donna Leon at the ZAP* Brig bookshop



Conferences and festivals

Zürich | 17 August-3 September 2017
Zürcher Theater Spektakel annual performing arts festival at the Landiwiese

Zürich | 5 August 2017 | 10:00
Story Hour at the Orell Füssli ZH Kramhof & Bookshop




Geneva | 17 September 2017
Geneva Writers Group: Witnessing with Words, Writing the Effective Essay with Susan Tiberghien

Gascony (SW France) | 17-23 September 2017
A Chapter Away—Residential Writing Courses in SW France: Crime writing with award-winning authors Clare Mackintosh and Isabelle Grey

Conferences and festivals

 Zürich | 28 September-8 October 2017
13th Zürich Film Festival with premieres, screenings and master classes


Zürich & Winterthur | 25-29 October 2017
‘Zürich liest’ international literary festival

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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