Upcoming Events

    • 28 May 2020
    • 19:00 - 20:30 (UTC+02:00)
    • online (via Zoom)

    Thursday May 28, 2020


    7pm via Zoom

    Writing in Isolation: Narrating Our Characters' Consciousness in Fiction 

    The current moment in which we find ourselves is an opportunity to consider interiority, specifically the interiority of our characters, their feelings and emotional experiences. But how might we do this? In this workshop, we will explore third-person modes for representing the consciousness of our characters, closely read literary passages as examples and build toward an understanding of how we might employ these devices in our own writing. Open to all levels.

    Vanessa Jimenez Gabb is the author of Pink Salt (Rescue Press, 2021) and Images for Radical Politics (Rescue Press, 2016). Recent work has appeared in The Poetry Project Newsletter, PEN America Poetry Series, The Brooklyn Rail and The Brooklyn Poets Anthology. She has taught at St. John’s University and Newark Academy, and for Brooklyn Poets and The International Women Writers Guild. She is from and lives in Brooklyn, NY where she runs the literary coaching arm of Collective Consciousness NYC, Inc. She is currently at work on her debut novel. More at vanessajimenezgabb.com 


    Carla Drysdale’s poetry books include All Born Perfect (Kelsay Books, 2019); Inheritance (Finishing Line PSign up at genevawriters@gmail.com  

    Payments can be made online via the GWG website

Past events

15 May 2020 12th Geneva Writers Conference, May 15-17 2020--EVENT POSTPONED
15 Apr 2020 Open Mic Livestream
21 Mar 2020 Workshop Saturday March 21: CANCELLED
21 Mar 2020 Teen Workshop Saturday March 21: CANCELLED
15 Feb 2020 Workshop, Saturday February 15: The Five Senses with Yun Wei
25 Jan 2020 Teen Workshop Saturday January 25: Creating Character, with Katie Hayoz
18 Jan 2020 Fiction Mini Master Class Saturday January 18: with Jon Steele (limited to 8 participants)
18 Jan 2020 Fiction Workshop Saturday January 18: World-Building with Jon Steele
14 Dec 2019 Non-Fiction Workshop December 14: From Darkness to Light, the Alchemy of Writing with Susan Tiberghien
16 Nov 2019 Poetry Mini Master Class with Carla Drysdale (limited to 8 participants)
16 Nov 2019 Teen Workshop Saturday November 16: Pop-Up Prose and Found Poetry, with Katie Hayoz
16 Nov 2019 Poetry Workshop Saturday November 16: "Feeling a Sense of Place" with Carla Drysdale
19 Oct 2019 Workshop, Saturday October 19: Artful Prose with Mary-Jane Holmes
12 Oct 2019 Teen Workshop Saturday October 12: Finding Poems in the Secret Self, with Carla Drysdale
28 Sep 2019 Workshop, Saturday September 28: Drawing out the Essence with Colin Grant
22 Jun 2019 Saturday June 22: Revising Your Work with Michelle Bailat-Jones; AGM; Lit Prizes
25 May 2019 Workshop Saturday May 25: POV and Voice with Anne Korkeakivi
25 May 2019 Teen Workshop May 25:Writing About Place with Carla Drysdale
13 Apr 2019 Teen Workshop April 13:Writing Fractured Fairy Tales with Katie Hayoz
13 Apr 2019 Workshop April 13:Beauty in Words (all Genres) with Susan Tiberghien
23 Mar 2019 Teen Workshop March 23:The Business of Writing with Olivia Wildenstein
17 Mar 2019 Meet the Agents: One-on-one sessions at Webster
16 Mar 2019 March 16: Meet the Agents (all-day event at Webster)
23 Feb 2019 Teen Workshop February 23: Writing the Image: Adventures in Poetry with Carla Drysdale
16 Feb 2019 February Workshop: Discovering Character with Juliet Gilkes Romero (playwriting/Webster)
26 Jan 2019 Teen Workshop January 26: Breaking the Rules with Katie Hayoz
15 Dec 2018 December Workshop: The Hidden Architecture of Plot with Luke McCallin
08 Dec 2018 Teen Workshop December 8: Worldbuilding with Katie Hayoz
17 Nov 2018 Teen Workshop November 17: Playing With Time with Katie Hayoz
10 Nov 2018 Poetry Mini Master Class with Yun Wei (limited to 10 participants)
10 Nov 2018 November Workshop: What Can Poetry and Fiction Learn from Each Other? with Yun Wei
27 Oct 2018 October Workshop: Telling a Story a Different Way with Mary-Jane Holmes
27 Oct 2018 Teen Workshop October: How Poetry Can Power Your Fiction with Carla Drysdale
15 Sep 2018 September Workshop: Our Words Matter (all Genres) with Susan Tiberghien
09 Jun 2018 Saturday June 9: Panel (Business of Writing); AGM; Lit Prizes; 25th Celebrations
02 Jun 2018 Teen Workshop June 2: Revamping your Prose with Katie Hayoz
27 May 2018 Fiction Master Class Sunday May 27 (now closed)
26 May 2018 Workshop Saturday May 26: morning Fiction workshop with Susan Tiberghien (replacing Petina Gappah who cancelled)
28 Apr 2018 Teen Workshop April 28: Raising the Stakes with Katie Hayoz
14 Apr 2018 Workshop April 14: The Zen of Writing with Susan Tiberghien
24 Mar 2018 Teen Workshop March 24: Where's the Conflict? with Carla Drysdale
17 Feb 2018 Teen Workshop February 17: Point of View with Carla Drysdale
10 Feb 2018 Workshop February 10: Maximizing Creativity and Scriptwriting with Guest Instructor Gabriel Gbadamosi
27 Jan 2018 Teen Workshop January 27: A Cast of Characters with Katie Hayoz
20 Jan 2018 Workshop January 20: Finding the Right Structure for the Story You Have To Tell with Guest Instructor Patti Marxsen
16 Dec 2017 Workshop December 16: Writing from the Dark with Susan Tiberghien
16 Dec 2017 Teen Workshop December 16: Your Story World with Jason Donald
25 Nov 2017 Teen Workshop November 25: To Plan Or Not To Plan with Jason Donald
19 Nov 2017 Master Class November 19: Poetry with Guest Instructor Kathleen Jamie (registration now closed)
18 Nov 2017 Workshop November 18: Poetry with Guest Instructor Kathleen Jamie followed by Readings from Offshoots-14
28 Oct 2017 Workshop October 28: Short Fiction with Guest Instructor M-J Holmes
28 Oct 2017 Teen Workshop October 28: Your Writing Project with Nicolas Grey
27 Oct 2017 Friday October 27: Readings from Offshoots-14 at BBB, Lausanne
23 Sep 2017 Teen Workshop September 23: Writing Goals with Nicolas Grey
16 Sep 2017 September 16, 5pm: Launch of Offshoots 14
16 Sep 2017 Workshop September 16: Finding Your Gold with Susan Tiberghien
03 Sep 2017 Literary Cruise from Morges, Sunday Sept 3, plus Workshops Sept 2+3
17 Jun 2017 Teen Workshop June 17: with Katie Hayoz
10 Jun 2017 Workshop June 10: Dialogue with Susan Tiberghien, followed by AGM+Literary Prizes
27 May 2017 Teen Workshop May 27: with Nicolas Grey
21 May 2017 Masterclass May 21: Memoir with Wallis Wilde Menozzi / now closed
20 May 2017 Workshop May 20: Memoir with Guest Instructor Wallis Wilde Menozzi
22 Apr 2017 Workshop April 22: (please note change of date!) Words Matter, Writing From Your Truth with Susan Tiberghien
22 Apr 2017 Teen Workshop April 22: with Nicolas Grey
19 Mar 2017 Masterclass March 19: Fiction with Romesh Gunesekera
18 Mar 2017 Workshop March 18: Fiction with Guest Instructor Romesh Gunesekera
25 Feb 2017 Teen Workshop: February 25 with Nicolas Grey
19 Feb 2017 Meet The Agents: One-To-One Appointments Sunday February 19
18 Feb 2017 Meet The Agents: Saturday February 18
28 Jan 2017 Teen Workshop: January 28 with Katie Hayoz
21 Jan 2017 Workshop January 21: Theater with Guest Instructor Shaun McCarthy
17 Dec 2016 Teen Workshop: December 17 with Katie Hayoz
10 Dec 2016 Workshop December 10 Dreamwork: Finding Images for Stories, with Susan Tiberghien
26 Nov 2016 Teen Workshop: November 26
20 Nov 2016 Masterclass November 20: Poetry with Guest Instructor Laura Kasischke (class now full)
19 Nov 2016 Workshop November 19: Poetry with Guest Instructor Laura Kasischke
18 Nov 2016 Readings November 18 by Laura Kasichke and Wallis Wilde Menozzi
22 Oct 2016 GWG Teen Workshop: Saturday 22 October
15 Oct 2016 Workshop October 15: Short Story with S Tiberghien & J Donald, with guest readings by Marcus Ferrar & Olivia Abittan
17 Sep 2016 Workshop Sept 17: Witnessing with Words--writing the Effective Essay
04 Sep 2016 Literary Cruise, Geneva to Morges, September 4.
11 Jun 2016 Panel: What's New in Publishing and Marketing?
21 May 2016 Journal to Story (all genres)
16 Apr 2016 Fiction Workshop
18 Mar 2016 10th Geneva Writers' Conference
20 Feb 2016 Writing Dialogue
16 Jan 2016 The Spoken Word
12 Dec 2015 December Workshop: Writing From Dreams
21 Nov 2015 November Workshop: The Line in Poetry, Purpose & Composition
17 Oct 2015 Short Fiction: October Workshop
20 Sep 2015 Workshop Sept. 20: Reading Your Own Work
19 Sep 2015 Workshop Sept 19: personal, travel and opinion essays
06 Sep 2015 Sunday Cruise at Morges' Book Festival
04 Sep 2015 Le livre sur les quais.
13 Jun 2015 GWG June Celebration
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