Autumn 2017: WriteCon is back!

We’re delighted to announce that our regular annual writing workshop weekend will be on Saturday 11 November 2017.

This year, we’re focused on Making a Living as a Writer.

To that end, we have two exciting guests who are doing just that.

Saturday, 11th November 2017

09.00 to 17.00 with breaks and coffee/tea

A choice of two workshops:

Travel Writing, Non-Fiction and the Publishing Landscape
with Diccon Bewes

Diccon Bewes is a well-known author and speaker, a bookseller in both the UK and Switzerland, who worked for two publishers and a magazine and knows the whole writing/publishing process from concept to customer. Swiss Watching became a bestseller and Slow Train to Switzerland and Around Switzerland in 80 Maps also proved hugely successful.

Diccon will speak about travel writing, non-fiction and the publishing landscape. He’ll advise on how to develop your experiences and adventures for the page, how to create a sense of place, discover your individual voice and point out pitfalls.

Practical and interactive, the workshop requires participants to work individually and in groups, covering how to pitch a proposal, where to seek an agent, how to market yourself and your work via social media and using your expertise more widely.

Earlybird tickets are 35% off!

The Craft of Writing & Routes to Self Publishing
with David Penny

David Penny is the author of The Thomas Berrington Series. David will cover a wide range of subjects of interest both to writers just starting out and those who are more experienced.

Topics covered will include the Craft of Writing, Genre Expectations and how to satisfy them (if you even want to), routes to publication including both Traditional and Indie, World Building and Research, how not to overdo Description, how to self publish and the pitfalls to look out for, and how to get your book noticed, which will cover a range of methods for marketing your work.

Bring a notebook and an open mind.

Earlybird tickets are 35% off!


Volkshaus Zürich
Stauffacherstrasse 60
8004 Zürich

By public transport:
Tram Nr. 2,3,9 or 14 until “Stauffacher”
Tram Nr 8 or Bus Nr. 32 until “Helvetiaplatz”
By car:
nearest park house “Stauffachertor”