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Geneva Writers’ Conference

The Geneva Writers’ Group will hold its biennial writers’ conference from 30 January to 1 February 2014 – and it is going to be a wonderful event, no doubt. With instructors coming from all over Europe… READ MORE

On Dragonfly Wings found its home!

Something truly wonderful happened last week. Most people who know me, also know that I’ve been working on a book which is very different from most things I have written before. It is titled On Dragonfly Wings… READ MORE

Le Livre sur les Quais

If you are a book-lover and happen to live in Switzerland or neighboring France, this coming weekend you’ll be in for a real treat. In the picturesque town of Morges, half-an-hour north-east of Geneve or twenty… READ MORE

a unique writing community

I just returned from a couple of days at Swanwick, aka The Writers’ Summer School in Derbyshire, UK. This was my fifth (non-consecutive) year there, but this time was special as I could only go if I took… READ MORE

Books for young readers are awesome!

I never considered myself a big fan of young adult books, or YA as they are better known. I confess to have read Harry Potter (well, the first three volumes, then I gave up) and I… READ MORE

On Dragonfly Wings

I’ve recently been told that blogging is important if I am about to have a new book out – and I suppose it is. Readers may want to connect and have new content. But in this… READ MORE

The Next Big Thing

A fellow writer and inspiring poet, Gwyneth Box, has asked me to join in ‘The Next Big Thing’ – an internet project where authors from different countries, different ways of life and different writing backgrounds answer… READ MORE

How politically involved should a writer be?

I’ve always wondered about this question, and the answer is, of course, that it is a personal choice. Some writers choose to make direct political statements. Others prefer to write novels or weave elaborate allegories –… READ MORE

Poetry

I’ll start with a disclosure: I don’t do poetry. Or so I thought, until I learned that Aracelis Girmay, an acclaimed American poet, was coming to Geneva to give a workshop at the Geneva Press Club…. READ MORE

Inspiration

Today I stopped to think about what inspires me – something I don’t do often enough. Perhaps because inspiration is everywhere around us. But true inspiration – the kind that makes me grateful to be alive… READ MORE