Making Tracks

A selection of literary goings on in Zürich and beyond this Winter.
Compiled by Jim Rushing.


Zürich | Bürkliplatz boat station
Next meet-ups: December 16,  January 27, February 24, March 17| 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]

Zümikon ZH | location TBD
Writing from the Soul creative writing workshops are run by Amy Aves Challenger, throughout the year.

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

Mslexia lists literary competitions with closing dates—good luck!


December 2018

Zürich | Kaufleuten
09 December 2018 | 17:00
Züri Littéraire with Michelle Steinbeck and Lukas Bärfuss

Zürich | Kosmos
12 December 2018 | 20:00
Unübersetzbar? with Ilma Rakusa and Terézia Mora (in German)  

Zürich | Kosmos
19 December 2018 | 18:00
Shared Reading

Zürich | Kaufleuten
26 & 27 December 2018 | 20:00
Reading by Wolf Haas from his book Junger Mann (in German)


January 2019

Zürich | Kosmos
17-19 January 2018 | Various times and events
Zürich Philosophy Festival

Zürich | Kaufleuten
22 January 2019 | 20:00
Reading by Peter Nadas, from his collected essays


February 2019

Zürich | Kaufleuten
19 February 2019 | 20:00
Reading by Ahmad Mansour, from his book Klartext zur Integration – Gegen falsche Toleranz und Panikmache (in German)



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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