Making Tracks

A round-up of some of the literary events going on in Zürich this Winter.
Compiled by Liam Klenk



Zürich | Bürkliplatz boat station
Next meet-ups: 17 December, 21 January, 18 February, 18 March | 13:15
Writers on Board meets one Sunday a month to take the 13:30 round-trip ferry to Rapperswil (return into Zürich: 17:25).
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)

Bern | Orell Fuessli English Bookshop hosts a range of events, including a Children’s Hour the first Saturday of every month

Mslexia lists literary competitions with closing dates—good luck!



Zürich | Orell Fuessli ZH Kramhof & Bookshop
2 December 2017 | 10:00
Christmas Story Hour with a special visit from Santa

16 December 2017 | 10:00
Geneva Writers Group: Workshop Writing from the Dark, with Susan Tiberghien



Zürich | Kaufleuten
20 January 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Daniel Kehlmann, from his book Tyll (German)



13 February 2018 | Midnight
Writers & Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition
Submit a short story of up to 2,000 words (register online) 

Zürich | Kaufleuten
21 February 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Peter Stamm, from his book Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt (German)



Zürich | Kaufleuten
1 March 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Franz Hohler, from his entire body of work (German)

Zürich | Kaufleuten
4 March 2018 | 20:00
Musical & literary evening with Martin Suter and Stephan Eicher, from their collaboration Song Book (Swiss German) (tickets unavailable for purchase; enter to win)



Zürich | Kaufleuten
26 June 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Julian Barnes, from his forthcoming novel

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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