What Is the Geneva Writers’ Group?
Started in 1993, the Geneva Writers’ Group brings together over 240 English-language writers from 30 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in English.
Membership is open to all who wish to develop their creative writing skills. Support is given to both beginning and published writers.
Meetings are held monthly from September to June at the Geneva Press Club, with a program of writing workshops, critiquing sessions, and master classes.
Since 1998 the group has held the biennial Geneva Writers’ Conferences at Webster University in Bellevue, welcoming 200 writers from around the world, with acclaimed instructors, editors, and agents. The 12th Geneva Writers’ Conference will be held in May 2020.
Alternating with the conferences are “Meet Agents and Editors” weekends of presentations, readings, and consultations.
The GWG publishes Offshoots, Writing from Geneva, a biennial collection of prose and poetry. Volume 15 will appear in fall 2020.
Other activities include the annual GWG Literary Prizes, a network of small writing groups, a mentoring service, public readings, and recently complementary workshops for teenagers.
The GWG is a non-profit association with links to International PEN, the Writers’ Residence at the Château de Lavigny, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and the Paris Writers Workshop.
Yun Wei (Chair)
Caroline Thonger (Secretary)
Alnaaze Nathoo (Treasurer)
Ximena Escobar de Nogales
The Geneva Writers Group is grateful to its Patrons, Sponsors and Friends.
Fondation de Groot
Webster University, Bellevue
Geneva Press Club
Payot Rive-Gauche, Genève
American International Club, Geneva
American International Women's Club, Geneva
American International Women’s Club, Lausanne
American Library in Paris
International PEN, Centre Suisse Romand
International Women's Writing Guild, New York
Paris Writers News
Paris Writers Workshop
The LocalWall Street English, Geneva