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Saturday 20 January: Mark Pajak: Writing with a Razor

  • 20 Jan 2024
  • 10:30 - 16:30
  • Maison Internationale des Associations, rue des Savoises. Room Mendes. 15, 1205 Geneva


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The GWG Presents:




Where: Maison Internationale des Associations, rue des Savoises 15, 1205 Geneva. Room Mendes

Time:   10:30-16:30

10:30 - 13:00 Workshop    |    14:00 - 16:30 Critiquing session

MORNING SESSION: 10:30 - 13:00


This workshop will explore ways we can interrogate and craft more vivid and precise imagery. Studying the inner workings of poetry and prose from some of the best contemporary writers working today, you will collect and construct your own central and subordinate images in surprising, challenging, and effective ways. 

From the blinding to the subtle – the sonorous, kinaesthetic, acrid, textured – you will be encouraged to look past what is immediate, to the secondary and tertiary mechanisms of your images, and learn how the precision of just one well-chosen word can evoke multiple senses and meanings. 

AFTERNOON SESSION: 14:00 - 16:30

Critiquing - 8 participants maximum

- Please email us separately (genevawriters@gmail.com) if you would like to have your work critiqued in the afternoon session.

- Pieces are limited to 1400 words of prose or 40 lines of poetry

- Do not submit your work in advance; bring it to the workshop with you on the day


Mark Pajak was born in Merseyside in 1987. His work has received a Northern Writers' Award, a Society of Authors' Grant, an Eric Gregory Award and an UNESCO international writing residency. His first collection, Slide, was shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the John Pollard International Poetry Prize and won the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize.


For any queries, please contact us at:  genevawriters@gmail.com

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