Making Tracks

A round-up of literary events in Zürich and beyond this Spring.
Compiled by Liam Klenk



Zürich | Bürkliplatz boat station
Next meet-ups: 18 March, 22 April, 27 May, 24 June | 13:15
Writers on Board meets one Sunday a month to take the 13:30 round-trip ferry to Rapperswil (return into Zürich: 17:25).
For more information about the program, contact [email protected]

Zürich | Zümikon
New dates TBD
Writing from the Soul creative writing workshops run by Amy Aves Challenger, throughout the year

Zürich | Kaufleuten and Literaturhaus
Both offer a full program of readings and cultural events (see below for a select few).

Mslexia lists literary competitions with closing dates—good luck!



Zürich | Kosmos
1 March 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Adam Haslett, from his book Imagine Me Gone

Zürich | Kaufleuten
1 March 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Franz Hohler, from his entire body of work (German)

2-4 March 2018
11th Geneva Writers Conference: a weekend of workshops and panels led by authors, agents, editors and publishers from around the world

Zürich | Kaufleuten
4 March 2018 | 20:00
Musical & literary evening with Martin Suter and Stephan Eicher, from their collaboration Song Book (Swiss German)

Zürich | Literaturhaus
7 March 2018 | 19:30
Reading by Lukas Bärfuss, from his book Krieg und Liebe (German)

Zürich | Kaufleuten
12 March 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Michael Chabon, from his book Moonglow 

Zürich | Literaturhaus
13 March 2018 | 19:30
Reading by Garth Greenwell, from his book What Belongs to You

Zürich | Kosmos
13 March 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Nicole Krauss, from her book Forest Dark

Basel | Stiftung Mosaik
31 March 2018 | 9:00
SCBWI Switzerland: Picture Book Workshops with author and illustrator Susan Eaddy (morning and/or afternoon registration possible)



Zürich | Kosmos
3 April 2018 | 20:00
Readings by Michael Fehr and Yael Inokai, as part of the 2018 Swiss Literature Prize tour (German)

Zürich | Volkshaus
13-15 April 2018
Zurich Writers Workshop featuring workshops in food and travel writing with Adam H. Graham and drafting and revision with Michelle Bailat-Jones, as well as live pitch critiques with both instructors and ZWW founder and writer, Chantal Panozzo

 Krattigen (BE) | location TBD
20-22 April 2018
SCBWI pring Creative Retreat (details to be announced)

Zürich | Literaturhaus
26 April 2018 | 19:30
Reading by Celeste Ng, from her book Little Fires Everywhere



Solothurn | Landhaus and Restaurant Kreuz
11-13 May 2018
Solothurner Literaturtage: a forum for the current literary scene in Switzerland



Zürich | various locations
1-24 June 2018
Festspiele Zürich, performances, readings and culture

La Pacaudière (Rhône-Alpes region, France) | Château Les Bardons
3-9 June 2018
L’Ateliér Writers retreat (waitlist) 

Zürich | Kaufleuten
26 June 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Julian Barnes, a sneak preview of his forthcoming novel


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Author: Libby O'Loghlin

Novelist, social entrepreneur, nutrition and narrative coach. Creative Director of The Woolf Quarterly; Co-Founder of WriteCon and The Powerhouse Zurich. Nature is my jam.

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