Making Tracks

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

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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 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

Bern | Orell Fuessli English Bookshop hosts a range of events, including a Children’s Hour the first Saturday of every month
https://www.orellfuessli.ch/shop/home/veranstaltungen/?monat=Dezember+2017&stadt=Alle

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

 

DECEMBER 

Zürich | Orell Fuessli ZH Kramhof & Bookshop
2 December 2017 | 10:00
Christmas Story Hour with a special visit from Santa
https://www.orellfuessli.ch/shop/home/filialen/showDetails/1026/

Geneva
16 December 2017 | 10:00
Geneva Writers Group: Workshop Writing from the Dark, with Susan Tiberghien
http://www.genevawritersgroup.org/events

 

JANUARY 

Zürich | Kaufleuten
20 January 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Daniel Kehlmann, from his book Tyll (German)
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/daniel-kehlmann/

 

FEBRUARY

Contest
13 February 2018 | Midnight
Writers & Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition
Submit a short story of up to 2,000 words (register online)
https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions 

Zürich | Kaufleuten
21 February 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Peter Stamm, from his book Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt (German)
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/peter-stamm-1/

 

MARCH

Zürich | Kaufleuten
1 March 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Franz Hohler, from his entire body of work (German)
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/literatur-franz-hohler/

Zürich | Kaufleuten
4 March 2018 | 20:00
Musical & literary evening with Martin Suter and Stephan Eicher, from their collaboration Song Book (Swiss German)

http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/konzert-stephan-eicher-2/ (tickets unavailable for purchase; enter to win)

 

PREVIEW

Zürich | Kaufleuten
26 June 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Julian Barnes, from his forthcoming novel
http://www.kaufleuten.ch/event/julian-barnes-1/

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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