What Is the Geneva Writers’ Group?

Started in 1993, the Geneva Writers’ Group brings together over 240 English-language writers from 30 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in English.

Membership is open to all who wish to develop their creative writing skills. Support is given to both beginning and published 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.

Since 1998 the group has held the biennial Geneva Writers’ Conferences at Webster University in Bellevue, welcoming 200 writers from around the world, with acclaimed instructors, editors, and agents. The 12th Geneva Writers’ Conference will be held in May 2020.

Alternating with the conferences are “Meet Agents and Editors” weekends of presentations, readings, and consultations.

The GWG publishes Offshoots, Writing from Geneva, a biennial collection of prose and poetry. Volume 15 will appear in fall 2020.

Other activities include the annual GWG Literary Prizes, a network of small writing groups, a mentoring service, public readings, and recently complementary workshops for teenagers.

The GWG is a non-profit association with links to International PEN, the Writers’ Residence at the Château de Lavigny, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and the Paris Writers Workshop.


Steven Antalics (President)

Caroline Thonger (Secretary)

Christine Fashugba (Treasurer)

Christine Breede-Schechter

Ximena Escobar de Nogales

Rosalind Yarde-Jumbe

Robert Bartram

Tom Miles

Aja Lynne

The Geneva Writers Group is grateful to its Patrons, Sponsors and Friends.


Fondation de Groot

Webster University, Bellevue


Geneva Press Club

Payot Rive-Gauche, Genève


American International Club, Geneva

American International Women's Club, Geneva

American International Women’s Club, Lausanne

American Library in Paris

BooksBooksBooks, Lausanne

Geneva Lunch

Genève Tourisme

International PEN, Centre Suisse Romand

International Women's Writing Guild, New York

Know-it-all Passport

Living in Nyon

Paris Writers News

Paris Writers Workshop

The Local

Wall Street English, Geneva    
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