Making Tracks

A selection of writerly goings on in Zürich and beyond this Summer.

Compiled by Jim Rushing




Zürich | Bürkliplatz boat station

Next meet-ups: 23 June, 14 July, 11 August, 15 September, 13 October, 17 November, 15 December

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! (nothing current as of publication date)


June 2019


Solothurn | Various

31 May – 2 June 2019 | Various Times

41st Solothurn Literature Days


Zürich | Kaufleuten

3 June 2019 | 20:00

Paul Mason discusses Clear Bright Future and Humanism


Zürich | Kosmos

5 June 2019 | 10:15

Creative Writing workshop


Zürich | Kosmos

13 June 2019 | 18:00

‘Shared Reading’


Zürich | Literaturhaus

13 June 2019 | 19:30

Reading by Rachel Kushner from The Mars Room



July 2019


Zürich | Kosmos

17 July 2019 | 18:00

Children’s reading and workshop:”How is the Moon Going?”



August 2019


Zürich | Kosmos

13 June 2019 | 18:00

‘Shared Reading’



September 2019


Zürich | Kosmos

13 June 2019 | 18:00

Reading by Karina Sainz Borgo from Night in Caracas




Zürich | Kaufleuten

24 November 2019 | 20:00

David Sedaris

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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