This page gives details of the successes that have been achieved by participants in the seven Geneva Writers’ Conferences that have been held biennially since 1996.

If you have attended any of the past Conferences and, as a result, you have had publishing success, the Geneva Writers’ Group would be happy to share the news through this page.

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Experience the Geneva Writers’ Conference

For twenty-five years, hundreds of writers and dozens of top-notch instructors have taken part in the Geneva Writers’ Group & biennial Geneva Writers’ Conference. Here’s what a few have said:

Romesh Gunesekera, fiction author, instructor:

“Such an enthusiastic, keen and talented group of writers. It is a credit to Susan Tiberghien that a lively group like this can keep going and producing anthologies and new writing. The GWG values the shared experience and the support of a peer group in the difficult and often isolated business of writing.”

Jo Christiane Ledakis, poet & writer, interpreter, participant:

“High-caliber, rich, minutely organized like orphan Hugo’s magical clockwork, the GWC was a huge gift of learning, inspiration, craft, companionship and celebration.”

Naomi Shihab Nye, poet, literary prize judge, instructor:

“This eclectic family of voices representing so many countries, backgrounds, ages, and stories, demonstrates in the most powerful and moving way, what lives of expression can be and do.”

Diccon Bewes, non-fiction author, past participant, instructor:

“In one workshop at the 2008 conference I began with the line that had never progressed beyond the first few words. ‘It’s Heidi week at McDonald’s.’ That day the line became a paragraph, which then became a chapter, and led me to an agent, a publisher and my finished book, Swiss Watching.”

Jawahara Saidullah, fiction author, participant:

“The GWG provides crucial community and support for English-language writers. Geneva is multi-cultural and diverse, and their conference reflects this. It’s where instructors, agents, publishers and participants come from around the world, united by the force that binds us all – the love of words and the passion for writing them.”

Carmen Bugan, poet and nonfiction author, participant, instructor:

“The Geneva Writers’ Conference attracts writers with a strong international background and a drive for meaningful, urgent stories. It’s a celebration of languages and cultures where people share their craft and writing generously. It is a joy to be a part of this community.”

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