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
Before a GWG workshop at the Geneva Press Club. 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.
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. (Next one is March 2-4, 2018.) 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!
Our monthly Saturday workshops are always taught by a gifted instructor, writers who are known for their teaching ability as well as their fine published work. Please check our schedule.
Each September, we partner with Le livre sur les quais book festival in Morges to host workshops and an annual literary cruise on Lake Geneva. 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.
See you at the next event!
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: Our Conference Story!
Upcoming Workshops & Events