Just in case any of our members thought that we had gone rather quiet lately (there have been some internet connection problems over the past few weeks), we have many exciting events coming up over the next month. Here are some to whet your appetite!
1) The 30th Salon du Livre in Geneva started this Wednesday 27 April at Palexpo (until Sunday 1 May). Over 1000 authors are invited and there will be conferences on multiple stages: Crime, Arab, African, Philosophy, Apostrophe, Authors' Stage and many more. GWG has a stand J1062 next to the big CICAD stand. Come and say hello, bring your books, answer questions about GWG membership and its benefits or just bring some sweets and smiles!
2) The last Writing Workshop for Teens of this schoolyear will take place on Saturday 14 May (10-11:15) at Wall Street English near Cornavin Station in Geneva. The tutor will be the fabulous writer and GWG member Jason Donald and the topic is ‘Writing Dialogue That Really Speaks’. The sessions are free, but we do ask you to register your teenagers in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we know how many are coming and can prepare accordingly.
3) The next regular workshop at the Press Club will be led by Susan Tiberghien on the topic of ‘From Journal to Story’ on 21 May. We would love you to stay on after 12:15 for the Annual General Meeting of the GWG (VERY important that we have a quorum of members attending). There will be lots of things on the agenda, including new committee members, so please have your voting arm ready for use!
4) Last but by NO MEANS least, please don’t be shy or too perfectionist or just too much of a procrastinator (I’m describing myself here…) and do enter the GWG Literary Prize 2016. Previous winners in any category are not allowed to submit for 3 years within that same category, but can submit in others, if they wish. Don’t forget, it can be older (previously unpublished) work, although your own blog does not count as published. It’s free to enter, your work will be seen directly by our highly-regarded external judges and it’s a much smaller pool of talent (in terms of number of entries) than those highly publicized Mslexia or Bridport or other prizes. A win-win situation! The deadline is 1st May at midnight (Geneva time), good luck to everyone!
The judges are waiting for your entries.
Annette Kobak - Non-Fiction
Geetha Kothari - Fiction
Aracelis Girmay - Poetry