Membership of the Geneva Writers’ Group is open to anyone interested in developing their creative writing skills  in English – whether beginner or experienced writer, not-yet-published, or published author.

Our workshops cover a wide range of skills, in both prose and poetry. Amongst the many subjects covered are: writing the essay, novel-writing, memoir, the short story, creative nonfiction, different poetic forms, and more.

In addition, we run workshops by guest instructors, invite literary agents to meet with members and asses their work, publish Offshoots, a biennial review of members’ works, hold literary salons in Geneva from time to time and organize the biennial and hugely-successful Geneva Writers’ Conference.

See our workshop calendar for details of the full range of topics that will be covered this coming year.

We value the opportunity to offer members direct experience of what we do before joining the GWG.  To be eligible for membership, an individual must participate in one morning and one afternoon workshop session during the course of our September to June workshop season.

Application for membership is open to anyone elibigle, and you may consult our Statutes of the Geneva Writers’ Group.


Become a Member

Membership Eligibility

Membership is open at any time to all who wish to develop their creative writing skills. To become a member, one has to participate in one morning and one afternoon workshop, and to have paid annual dues CHF 40.-, students and AVS CHF 30.-, valid for one year from the date of payment (online—see below—or in person at a workshop).

Membership Rights and Benefits

Encouragement and support are given to both beginning and published writers. 
Meetings are held monthly, from September to June at the Geneva Press Club with a program of writing workshops, critiquing sessions, and master classes.

Members of the GWG have the following rights:

  • to vote in the General Meetings
  • to be eligible to sit on the Steering Committee, and other GWG committees
  • to read at the critiquing workshops
  • to be eligible to participate in master classes
  • to register for consultations with agents
  • to submit work to Offshoots, Writing from Geneva and other publications
  • to post publishing news, titles and covers of books, websites and blogs on the GWG website
  • to have access to mentoring and small group directories


For more information, contact us via email: Geneva Writers’ Group

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be recognized as a writer to become a member ? Are your members published writers?

A: We all hope never to stop growing as writers ! We have quite a few writers who have published books, articles, had plays produced, won contests, etc. We’re culturally diverse, and we have various receptions, opportunities to meet and talk. It’s a fun group.

Q: Is it worth maintaining a membership if I can’t come to many workshops ?

A: Absolutely ! There are opportunities that don’t require being present at workshops in which you can only participate if you have paid up membership. Submitting to the Offshoots anthology and the Literary Prize competition, access to the mentor list… These are only a few examples.

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