Making Tracks

Compiled by Liam Klenk

 

ONGOING EVENTS

Zürich | Bürkliplatz boat station
17 September, 22 October, 19 November, 17 December | 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

Zürich | Zümikon
12, 19, 26 September, 3 October | 09:00-11:30
Creative Writing Workshops run by Amy Aves Challenger
More information about pricing and contact details are on Amy’s website: https://www.amyaveschallenger.com/workshops

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

 

SEPTEMBER

Zürich | 1 September-1 December
The Woolf Short Story Competition open for submissions
Entry rules and submission: thewoolf.org/competitions

Zürich | 17 August-3 September 2017
Zürcher Theater Spektakel annual performing arts festival at the Landiwiese
https://www.theaterspektakel.ch/

Zürich | Literaturhaus
6 September 2017 | 19:30
Reading by Taiye Selasi, from her book Ghana Must Go
http://www.literaturhaus.ch/literaturhaus/veranstaltungen/taiye-selasi-ghana-must-go

Zürich | Kaufleuten
11 September 2017 | 20:00
Reading by Yaa Gyasi, from her book Homegoing
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/yaa-gyasi/

Webinar
12 September 2017 | 9:00
Place in Fiction with Anindita Basu-Sempere, organized by SCBWI Switzerland.
How does place reveal character and provide sources of conflict? How can experience of place add resonance to stories, in particular to endings?
https://switzerland.scbwi.org/events/webinar-place-in-fiction/

Geneva
16 September 2017 | 10:00
Geneva Writers Group: Workshop Finding Your Gold: Journaling and Essays, with Susan Tiberghien,
followed by the launch of Offshoots 14
http://www.genevawritersgroup.org/events

Contest

17 September 2017 | Midnight
Retreat West Short Story Competition
Write a short story for adults of no more than 1,000 words.
https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions/retreat-west-short-story-competition

Zuerich | Literaturhaus
19 September | 19:30
Reading by Ottessa Moshfegh, from her book Eileen
http://www.literaturhaus.ch/literaturhaus/veranstaltungen/ottessa-moshfegh-eileen

Zürich | Kaufleuten
27 September 2017 | 20:00
David Sedaris and Frank Goosen read from Sedaris’ diaries.
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/david-sedaris-und-frank-goosen/

Zürich | Various locations
28 September-8 October 2017
13th Zurich Film Festival with premieres, screenings and master classes (program released on 14 September 2017)
http://zff.com/en/home/

 

OCTOBER

Zürich | Kaufleuten
1 October 2017 | 20:00
Reading by Manal Al-Sharif, from her book Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/manal-al-sharif/

Zürich | Literaturhaus
3 October 2017 | 19:30
Reading by Xiaolu Guo, from her book Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up
http://www.literaturhaus.ch/literaturhaus/veranstaltungen/xiaolu-guo-es-war-einmal-im-fernen-osten

Zürich | Schauspielhaus
5 October 2017 | 20:00
Reading by Zadie Smith, from her book Swing Time
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/zadie-smith-1/ (tickets unavailable for purchase; enter to win)
http://www.schauspielhaus.ch/de/play/974-Lesung-%E2%80%9ESwing-Time%E2%80%9C-von-Zadie-Smith (limited tickets still available)

Zürich & Winterthur | Various locations
25-29 October 2017
‘Zürich liest’ International Literary Festival
http://www.zuerich-liest.ch/english

Zürich | Thalwil
26 October 2017
Storytelling evening in collaboration with SINGA Switzerland singaswitzerland.ch
Supporting immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs
For more details contact Marisa König-Beatty http://www.konigbeattyprojects.com/

 

NOVEMBER

 

Zürich | Kaufleuten
6 November 2017 | 20:00
Reading by Lize Spit, from her book The Melting
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/lize-spit/

Zürich | Volkshaus
11 November 2017
WriteCon
http://writecon.ch/ 

 

Author: Susan Platt

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. Webwoolf, writer and board member at the Woolf as well as The Powerhouse Network for Professional Women in Zürich.

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