Saturday, 30th November 2019


WriteCon will run from 09:00 to 17:00



09:00 – 09:15 Introduction and welcome

09:15 – 10.30: Morning Workshops 

10.30 – 10.45: Coffee break

10.45 – 12.00: Morning Workshops

12:00 – 13:30: Lunch break

13:30 – 14:45: Afternoon Workshops

14:45 – 15:00: Coffee break

15:00 – 16:15: Afternoon Workshops

16:15 – 17:00: Panel discussion and end word with J.J. Marsh

Morning Workshops
A choice of 3 parallel workshops

Lorna Fergusson
Essential Editing

Jason Donald
Pop and Poise

Andrew Rushton
1:1 Critique Session, bookable in 15 minute time slots

Afternoon Workshops
A choice of 3 parallel workshops

Andrew Rushton
Pathways to Publishing

Jason Donald
Routine and Ritual

Lorna Fergusson
1:1 Critique Session, bookable in 15 minute time-slots


Panel Discussion

Panel discussion will be with all tutors: Jason, Andrew and Lorna. There will be a 30 minute Q&A session facilitated by Woolf co-founder and crime writer/publisher Jill J. Marsh.

Bookings open
October 1st


Early Bird

90.– CHF / half-day workshop

Full price

125.– CHF / half-day workshop

1:1 Critique Sessions

45.– CHF / 15 min. session

PLEASE NOTE: If you are travelling from out of town, there will be a ticket option to reserve your interest in a hotel room near the venue. It is not binding, there is no charge at this point; we will be in touch with details before doing a block booking.

Workshops Overview

Morning Workshops

Jason Donald
Pop and Poise: the secrets to fresh and remarkable writing.

  • Masterclass in techniques for dynamic prose.
  • What to edit out and why.

Lorna Fergusson
Essential Editing: Why is editing so important?

  • Types of editing
  • Self editing process
  • Going beyond the edit

Andrew Rushton
1:1 CRITIQUES (15-minute, individual sessions)

  • Send in your first 1000 words for pre-reading.
  • Andrew will provide feedback on the day.

Afternoon Workshops

Jason Donald
Routine and Ritual: the antidote to writer’s block.

  • Exploring the writing routines of famous writers.
  • How to maintain a motivated and inspired writing life.

Andrew Rushton
Pathways to Publication: Confidence is key.

  • Finding the right Publishing house/agency.
  • What to expect.
  • Standing out from the crowd.

Lorna Fergusson
1:1 CRITIQUES (15-minute, individual sessions)

  • Bring your pitch or book proposal for feedback and tips on how to edit it to stand out from the crowd.