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

"One of the most vibrant and effective writers' groups in the world. If you are near, go!" - Mimi Thebo

Inside the Press Club, on a Workshop opening day
Photo credit: Alan McCluskey

Started in 1993, the Geneva Writers’ Group brings together more than 300 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 with a growing backlist of titles.

We meet 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. The alternate year we host a “Meet the Agents” weekend. We publish a biennial collection of prose and poetry, Offshoots, Writing from Geneva, host the GWG Literary Prizes and coordinate small writing groups. 

Come join us!

        Patti Marxsen at the Morges book fair          Michelle Bailat-Jones sells her books and Christine Breede-Schechter
          buys some in Morges

We partner with Le Livre sur les Quais book festival in Morges to host an annual literary cruise on Lake Geneva each September. Featured authors have included Petina Gappah, Helen Dunmore, Paul McVeigh and Kit de Waal. We often co-sponsor readings at Payot Rive: a recent event featured authors Laura Kasischke and Wallis Wilde-Menozzi. Our monthly Saturday workshops are always taught by a gifted lead instructor or guest instructor. Please check our scheduleSee you at the next event!

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Workshop Season 2017-2018

Download the GWG workshop schedule

Download our 2017-18 GWG Flyer

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