In Conversation: Elizabeth Boquet
Jun01

In Conversation: Elizabeth Boquet

“… ‘high and mighty’ could refer to the mysterious source of poetry. In my case, I have no idea where it comes from, or when it ‘might’ show up. I imagine it floating around up ‘high’ somewhere, looking for a safe place to land. My role, as a poet, is to remain aware and available, ready to write should it choose to come to me.” Switzerland-based poet Elizabeth Boquet.

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In Conversation: Vaughan James
Jun01

In Conversation: Vaughan James

“Creating awareness of water makes people aware of the truly valuable things in this world. It also makes us question our future and the very future of the planet, itself.” Zürich-based photographer Vaughan James on one of his mighty passions: water.

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Escaping the Ice Palace
Jun01

Escaping the Ice Palace

“It wasn’t until many years later, while I was grappling with grief in my mid-twenties, that Kai and Gerda resurfaced on the scene and I finally figured out why they mattered so much back then, and why, after all these years, they still matter to me today.” Susan Platt on the magic of Hans Christian Andersen’s words, and an unfolding secret power.

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A Mark on the Wall: High and Mighty is Henry
Jun01

A Mark on the Wall: High and Mighty is Henry

“High and mighty is Henry!” Barbara Nigg’s visual take on The Woolf’s Summer theme: High and Mighty.

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Tales from the Pit #7
Jun01

Tales from the Pit #7

“Inside the club, you were tempted again. One of the guitarists was setting up inches away, likely the last tour he’d be doing that himself. But you remembered the time Noel Gallagher told a heckler he had a message from Liam—that he ‘shouldn’t disturb his brother while he’s fucking working’—and kept quiet.” D.B. Miller’s latest dispatch in Tales From The Pit.

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In Conversation: Ellie Gooding
Jun01

In Conversation: Ellie Gooding

Move over tooth fairies! There’s a new kind of pixie about and it is taking the world by storm: The Book Fairies, a worldwide network of book lovers who leave free books in public for other people to find. Eleanor Gooding is Switzerland’s first official Book Fairy and she’s on the hunt for new recruits.

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What if your book is the child of two genres?
Jun01

What if your book is the child of two genres?

“What happens when a book is the child of two different genres? Three? How do the authors of this cross-genre fiction get their books into our hot little hands when shelf placement becomes anything but straightforward?” Jim Rushing asks a selection of writers.

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Gallery: High and Mighty
Jun01

Gallery: High and Mighty

“We would all benefit from a clean sustainable environment; however, we can only achieve this by individuals acting in a positive, selfless way.” Zürich based visual artist and activist Vaughan James is featured in our summer gallery.

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In search of Princess Toadstool
Jun01

In search of Princess Toadstool

“With each advancement, the stakes get higher and the problems and their solutions more complicated. The pitfalls are greater in number and better hidden, the enemies ever increasingly clever and indomitable. The things I don’t know far outnumber the things I do.” Author Lindsey Grant on gaming Life as a parent and an American expatriate living in Switzerland.

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The Voyage Out: The Book Fairy
Jun01

The Voyage Out: The Book Fairy

““There,” she points to the sculpture at the top of the opera house steps, and grins. A perfect hiding spot. She skips up the steps and turns. Adult or kids’ book, what do you think?” She looks up at me, arms outstretched, a book wrapped in ribbons in each hand.” Ellie Gooding, Zürich’s Book Fairy, shows Susan Platt how it’s done.

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Making Tracks
Jun01

Making Tracks

A round-up of literary events in Zürich and beyond this Summer. Compiled by The Woolf Team ONGOING EVENTS Zürich | Bürkliplatz boat station Next meet-ups: 24 June, 22 July, 19 August, 23 September | 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 buchsara@bluemail.ch Zümikon ZH | location TBD Dates to be...

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