Making Tracks

Goings-on this winter in Zürich and beyond …

Writers’ Workshop

Writing 4 Young People – places still available for a full-day workshop (Children’s or Young Adult markets), with hot agent and hot editor – Sat 25 January. Go on, treat yourself, it’s Christmas!

Launch Party at Orell Füssli

Libby O formally celebrates the release of her teens (12+) novel Charlotte Aimes: The Great Alpine Adventure, on 1st December.

Join Nuance and lots of other writerly folk to celebrate at the launch party on Sunday Dec 1st at Orell Füssli, The English Bookshop, 3pm.


Zürich’s favourite comedienne, Sylvia Day is performing 50 Shades of (Christmas) Day on the 4, 5 and 7 of December at the Boulevard Theatre, Zürich.

Bookclub at the Bookshop

A superb evening was had at The English Bookshop on 14 November to discuss Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Thanks to all who attended and we’re looking for suggestions – which book shall we discuss next time?

The German book market is attracting a lot of interest:

The New Books in German journal recently published an interesting overview of the literary landscape in Zürich over the years.

And in this article, New Books in German takes a look at ‘the rise of literary agents in the German book market’.

Publishing Perspectives looks at the German market and the power of self-publishing:


Zürich-based writer Viktor Steiner blogged on the common writerly challenge of exposition—specifically exposing historical background ‘without being totally boring’. Viktor’s approach: Let the reader eavesdrop on some chit-chat during a public address. Take a look at Viktor’s blog for more:

Do you have any good tips for exposition? Please share in the comments!

Success Stories

So much good stuff happening to our Zürich writers …

DB Miller’s wonderful article was published in The WeeklingsThe Beat That Won’t Return.

Nicola Hodges wrote a piece for “2030 Das Magazin Für Zürichs Zukunft” (2030 The Magazine for the Future of Zürich), soon to be published by VBZ, available at rail and tram stations in Zürich.

Nicola will also do a reading at the American Women’s Club in Zürich on Friday 13th December.

Max Orkis’s story, Frau B, will be published in the December issue of The Milo Review.

Rashmi, whose touching piece Seconds Needle graced last summer’s Time issue of The Woolf, has found a publisher for her short story collection.

Sarah Nickerson, interviewee in last winter’s Woolf, will have her story Only The Loons Know published in Pulp Lit next year.

Joanna Penn, one of our favourite workshop leaders, is a winner of a 100 Top Creatives Award! Congrats, Jo!

Jill and the Triskelites published The Triskele Trail, a guide to independent publishing via an author collective.

Author: J.J. Marsh

Writer of The Beatrice Stubbs series, founder member of Triskele Books, columnist for Words with JAM magazine, co-curator of The Woolf magazine, Bookmuse reviewer, blogger and Tweeter. @JJMarsh1

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