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

GWG Meeting at the Geneva Press Club in June 2014

Photo credit: Alan McCluskey

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 ranging from fledgeling writers to published authors with a growing backlist of titles.

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 !

June 2015 483

The GWG 2015 Literary Prize Winners: Mary Pecaut, Bashir Sakhawarz, Joy Manné

All Together Now - 2015 GWG Literary Prize awarded members

All Together Now – 2015 GWG Literary Prize awarded members

The Geneva Writers Group has had a whirlwind season. In addition to an amazing workshop and master class season, we’ve had our highly successful Meet the Agents and Editors event, various reading and signing events at book shops, and receptions with instructors. The published authors of GWG returned for the first time to the Salon du Livre et Club de la Presse at Palexpo, small but mighty! Our June 13 workshop, Literary Prize presentations and End of Year catered party round off an excellent year, with the launch of the anthology Offshoots 13 planned for September – as well as a presence at Livres Sur Le Quai in Morges that month. We thank you all for your presence, support, and feedback – so don’t forget to fill out those yearly evaluations forms and give us your thoughts!

Get 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.