The 10th Geneva Writers’ Conference welcomes writers from around the world to a weekend of workshops and panels led by authors, agents, editors and publishers from Italy, Switzerland, the UK and the US. You may register at https://genevawritersconference2016.sched.org/
Our goal is to bring together English-language writers for high-level instruction, support and community through workshops, discussions and readings. Conference instructors are experienced in teaching creative writing and committed to sharing their knowledge, skills and perspectives on writing as an art and as a profession.
The program includes writing workshops in fiction, theater, nonfiction and poetry, and panels in publishing. There are also question-and-answer sessions with the instructors and panelists, and two evenings of readings. The bookshop is open all weekend.
The conference takes place at Webster University in Bellevue, ten minutes from the center of Geneva. The conference fee is 225 CHF (210 AVS/Students). The fee includes:
Writing workshops in fiction, theater, nonfiction and poetry (classes limited to 20 writers)
Coffee and tea throughout the weekend.
In addition, all participants and staff have the opportunity to sell their books in the conference bookstore (advanced sign-up required).
Geneva is a convention city; hotels fill up quickly. Best to reserve now. Here are suggestions for comfortable hotels close to the railroad station (or in Bellevue) - please contact hotels directly:
Hotel Cornavin, 23 bd James-Fazy - a small number of rooms available at a special conference rate of chf 120 for single occupancy, chf 170 double occupancy, including breakfast, with a code that will be obtained once you've registered for the conference - along with your registration confirmation. These rooms can be reserved directly with the hotel on a first-come, first-save basis, when you give the conference booking code. +41 22 716 12 12
Le Montbrillant: 2 rue Montbrillant, behind railway station; tel.41 22 7337784 http://www.montbrillant.ch/uk/index.php
Tor Hotel: 3 rue Amie Levrier, close to station, small hotel, with breakfast, 41.22.9098820, http://www.torhotel.com/
Hotel Suisse, 10 Place de Cornavin, (directly opposite train station); with breakfast, tel: 41 22 732 6630; www.hotel-suisse.ch
Auberge Port Gitana: 314 rte de Lausanne, on lake in Bellevue, with breakfast, 41 22 7743148, http://www.port-gitana.ch/fr/accueil.html
Hotel-Restaurant Kutchi: 325 rte de Lausanne, with breakfast, 41.22 774 0100
City Hostel Geneva, 2 rue Ferrier (8 minutes from station); tel: 41 22 9011500; www.cityhostel.ch
Air bnb: Loads of great bed& breakfast places, from 65chf, book on line and check credentials of owners, not our responsibility! www.airbnb.com