What Is the Geneva Writers’ Group?

Started in 1993, the Geneva Writers’ Group brings together over 200 English-language writers from 30 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in English.

The GWG is a non-profit group with links to International PEN, the International Writers’ Residence at the Château de Lavigny, the Paris Writers’ Workshop and the International Women’s Writing Guild. Membership is open to all who wish to develop their creative writing skills. Encouragement and support are 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, Bellevue/Geneva, welcoming 200 writers from around the world, with a teaching staff, editors, and agents.

Alternating with the Conferences is “Meet the Agents”, a weekend of presentations, readings, and consultations.

Administrative Officer of the Geneva Writers Group: Caroline Thonger


Susan Tiberghien (Chair)

Jennifer Bew Orr (Secretary)

Massimo Marino (Treasurer)

Caroline Thonger

Kathy Bijleveld

Bob Piller

Rosalind Yarde

Elizabeth Coleman

Christine Breede-Schechter

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

BooksBooksBooks, Lausanne

Geneva Lunch

Genève Tourisme

International PEN, Centre Suisse Romand

International Women's Writing Guild, New York

Know-it-all Passport

Living in Nyon

Paris Writers News

Paris Writers Workshop

The Local

Wall Street English, Geneva    
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