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

Started in 1993 by author Susan Tiberghien, the Geneva Writers’ Group brings together more than 200 English-language writers from some 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 for both new writers and published authors. 

Membership is open to all who wish to develop their writing skills. Support is given to both beginning and published writers. Come join us!

Over the years, GWG activities have included the publication of Offshoots: Writing from Geneva, a biennial anthology; hosting GWG Literary Prizes; coordinating small writing groups; mentoring; free workshops for teenagers; organizing the Geneva Writers’ Conference and the “Meet the Agents” opportunity to pitch your work.

For 2022-2023 we are organizing both virtual and in-person workshops. Whether in person or online, all are taught by gifted instructors known for their teaching ability as well as their fine published work.

Each September, we partner with Le livre sur les quais book festival in Morges to host workshops and an annual literary cruise on Lake Geneva. Featured authors have included Petina Gappah, Helen Dunmore, Paul McVeigh, and Kit de Waal. 

Readings have also been co-sponsored at Payot Rive Gauche in Geneva and BooksBooksBooks in Lausanne. GWG members and friends of GWG host poetry and spoken word events, such as Geneva Open Mic.

Please keep checking this site and join our Facebook group for news on upcoming events, member activities, writing news and contests, and more. Hope to see you soon!

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