Autumn 2018: WriteCon is back!

This year we’re focused on


Pathways for Writers

Saturday, 10th November 2018

09.00 to 17.00 with breaks and coffee/tea

A choice of two workshops:


The Writer’s Path

Realities and strategies for a long view of the writer’s life

with Alison Baverstock

Professor Alison Baverstock has an interesting perspective on the publishing industry. A publisher herself, she has also studied the industry, its stakeholders and processes—and co-founded MA Publishing at Kingston University in 2006. Her most recent research has involved book marketing, the processes of self-publishing and the development and motivation of authors. A published author, Alison has written widely about publishing, parenting and sharing art with children.

She will cover the day-to-day realities of being a writer: how to encourage yourself to produce your best work; how to be objective about what you have created—and how to think about the best ways of sharing and building your readership. Utterly practical, her long sight of the industry, and personal experience of the challenges involved, will offer writers and their supporters both the opportunity to think about their current situation and plan the best pathway forward.


Creative Ways In

Unblocking and unlocking the imagination

with Louise O’Neill

Bestselling author Louise O’Neill‘s debut novel, Only Ever Yours, won The Bookseller‘s inaugural YA Book Prize 2015 and drew comparisons to The Handmaid’s Tale. The follow-up, Asking For It, was awarded American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz Honor for excellence in literature, and won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. In 2018, she published her first novel for adults, Almost Love, and a reworking of The Little Mermaid, entitled The Surface Breaks. She is also a journalist with a weekly column in The Irish Examiner.

In a highly practical and interactive workshop, Louise will explore ways of unblocking and unlocking creativity for fiction writers. The aim of the day is to free the imagination. Participants will be encouraged to apply these techniques to their own works-in-progress or create new ones.

This workshop is suitable for both experienced and beginner writers.


AWCZ Clubhouse

(American Women’s Club of Zürich)

Höschgasse 38

8002 Zürich


By public transport:

Tram Nr 2 or 4 to Höschgasse Tram stop

Nearest large Parkhaus:


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