Welcome to the Geneva Writers’ Group: A Home for Writers from around the World

I still miss the group more than I can say.  It is the place where I first thought of myself as a writer, and that makes it a kind of home.”  – Bob Byrd

Geneva Writers meeting

A meeting of the Geneva Writers – at the Geneva Press Club

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 of both beginning and supportive 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.  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.

Come join us !

Calling in the Experts!

We value all our members’ voices, but there are moments when some come in for special recognition.
Our 2014 Literary Prize judges took great time and care over their comments and encouragements.
We give such thanks to them all, and hope our own members will be interested to learn more about their work.
(This year our GWG Literary Prize was organized by Daniela Norris – we thank you so much Daniela!)

Judges for the 2014 GWG Literary Prize:

Poetry: Brenda Shaughnessy 
Nonfiction: Mimi Schwartz
Fiction: Lauren B. Davis 


Award Winners

(a very late drum roll and apologies for delay in posting!):
Our winners this year were from six different countries! Poetry and Fiction awards were won by Yun Wei.
Our winners gave beautifully awarded thanks – and spoke movingly of our growing friendships.

First Prize – Yun Wei
Runner up – Roschelle Don
Honorable mention – Julian Canlas

First Prize – Yun Wei
Runner up – Rosalind Yarde

First Prize – Paula Read
Runners up: Alan Harmer, Lesley Lawson Botez

Literary Prize Winners and Coordinators, 2014!

Literary Prize Winners and Coordinators, 2014!

For a 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, click here.