Making Tracks

Goings-on in the city of Zürich and beyond … Literary and cultural events around the city this autumn are abundant, so stock up and prepare for the winter by feeding your imagination.

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Martin Amis, Karl Ove Knausgar, Gary Shteyngart, Franz Hohler, Miranda July, Eleanor Catton amongst others are all coming to Kaufleuten. Book your tickets here:

On September 6, you can meet Literaturhaus Writer in Residence, Xiaolu Guo.

Our annual feast of all things wordy, ZuriLiest, is taking place from 22-25 October. Watch out for the full programme in early September.


Take a guided tour of the Swiss National Museum on September 1st and discover some the the treasures within. It’s free and it’s in English.

Long Night of the Museums – One ticket gets you into most of Zurich’s museums for one evening, many of which stay open until 2am. September 5, from 7pm.


The Zurich Film Festival is spread over 11 days and packed with excellent movies from all over the world and an increasing number of red carpet stars. September 24 to October 4.

From 14 Aug – 1 Nov, Kunsthaus Zürich pays tribute to legendary film-maker John Waters, showcasing his fine art, including storyboards and 3D work.

For Writers

Zürich Writers Workshop: From 23-25 October, grab your chance to learn from two exceptional word-wizards. Writing Fiction: Emylia Hall, author of The Book of Summers and Miniature Memoir: Chantal Panozzo, author of Swiss Life: 30 Things I Wish I’d Known

There will be a Fiction Masterclass in Pully, near Lausanne, October 10-11, with Chief Editor of Fish Publishing in Ireland, and then one-on-one consultations with her on October 18. Download the Fiction Festival Flier, or contact Joy Manné: joymanne [at] joymanne [dot] org

The OtherWorlds Writing Group is seeking new members. A group of novel writers critique and give feedback on each other’s work on a monthly basis and welcome writers of all genres. For more information, look at

The next Writers’ Brunch, our occasional Sunday gathering for coffee and chats about words, is happening on Sunday 4 October, 10.00-12.00 at the Restaurant Viadukt Markthalle. Come say hello.

Writers on Board meets monthly at 13:15 at Bürkliplatz next to the yellow mailbox. We take the big round trip to Rapperswil departing 13:30 which arrives back in Zurich 17:15. We write individually on the way up and talk (in English) on the way back. For convenience we treat ourselves to first class. The most economical ticket is the ZVV 9 o’clock pass. Apart from pen and paper or notebook, bring a little money to buy your own beverages. Upcoming dates are Sundays, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, and 13th December 2015.

Geneva Writers Group Workshop: Short Stories and Flash Fiction—Pacing and Paradox. October 17. More information about this and other GWG workshops on their homepage.

SCBWI Workshop: Enter the Antagonist. No-Scratch That. Enter the Antagonists, Plural. Presented by Sandra Nickel. 14.00-16.00, Solothurn. September 12. (This is a SCBWI event, details on the SCBWI website.)

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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  1. wanted email address of joy manné

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