Welcome to the Geneva Writers' Group: A Home for Writers from Around the World

"It is the place where I first thought of myself as a writer, and that makes it a kind of home."  - Bob Byrd

"One of the most vibrant and effective writers' groups in the world. If you are near, go!" - Mimi Thebo

Inside the Press Club, on a Workshop opening day
Photo credit: Alan McCluskey

Started in 1993, The Geneva Writers’ Group brings together over 200 English language writers from close to 30 countries. We welcome this diversity of cultures.  Our objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in English and to create a supportive community ranging from fledgeling writers to published authors with a growing backlist of titles.

Meetings are held monthly, from September to June at the Geneva Press Club, with a program of writing workshops, critiquing sessions, and master classes.  Every two years we hold the International Geneva Writers’ Conference at Webster University in Bellevue, alternating with a “Meet the Agents” weekend.  We publish a biennial collection of prose and poetry, Offshoots, Writing from Geneva. And we coordinate small writing groups, a mentoring service, and the GWG Literary Prizes.

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        Patti Marxsen @ Nyon Book Fair                       Michelle Bailat-Jones selling her books,
       and Christine Breede-Schechter buying some @ Morges


Whether partnering officially with Le Livre Sur les Quais book festival, launching its newest anthology Offshoots 13, or putting on workshops and programs with a purpose, the Geneva Writers Group is off and running in a 2015-16 season that promises to be full-on learning and fun. As part of the highly successful breakfast cruise from Geneva to Morges, very good excerpts and readings from our GWG authors who were published in the last year were available for the tasting! We then had our mid-September traditional first workshop and critiquing session led by Susan, followed on by a lively launch of the latest Offshoots.
And for authors whose public speaking demands are increasing, we held a workshop on Reading Your Work Aloud. On deck we have further readings from Offshoots coming up in October at the flagship store of Payot at Rive in Geneva, followed by those at the independent BooksBooksBooks in Lausanne (check side column for details please). And as the GWG expands into new territories, we’re adding programs that support public libraries and benefit teens writing today. Check the online schedule for the full roster of growth opportunities coming up with our lead and guest instructors, and venez nombreux. See you at the next event!

Get our Flyer (as a PDF file) describing the activities of the Geneva Writers' Group, giving a calendar of events, a timetable for meetings and further information.

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Workshop Season 2016-2017

A New Season Begins in September 2016!

The next GWG season workshop schedule is now available

Please, download a PDF version of our Program Flyer for the new season: 2016-17 GWG Flyer

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