“These things come from childhood nightmares, and they come from poetry, from the demons and spirits whispering in your ear, from the memory of birth, from early Renaissance painting, from drunken madness, from music and from the scent of fuchsias.” Zürich based visual artist Trevor Guthrie.
“I’ve discovered offering different paths of engagement with ideas is simply a good way to be human. Even the best political movements—both the uplifting and not so uplifting—were driven by a narrative, by story.” Fiction writer Jeremy Bouma.
Trevor Guthrie is this issue’s featured artist. Take a look at a selection of his charcoal works.
“The curse of the messy Swiss cow.” Resident cartoonist Barbara Nigg’s take on our Autumn theme: Belonging.
“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.
“High and mighty is Henry!” Barbara Nigg’s visual take on The Woolf’s Summer theme: High and Mighty.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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 email@example.com Zümikon ZH | location TBD Dates to be...