Chinese writers accuse iPad while sales of new version off to strong start

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Apple says Tuesday 20 March that 3 million of its new iPads have been sold since they hit the market Friday, four days earlier. It announced Monday that it will be paying investors dividends later this year, for the first time since 1995. But not everyone is happy. A group of 22 […]

Geneva Writers’ Conference a sellout again

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Geneva Writers’ Group will turn 20 next year and as its 2012 conference drew to a close last weekend, it was clear that the group has matured into a body that today offers an established, “adult” level conference for writers who are looking to become, or already are, serious professionals. The […]

8th International Geneva Writers’ Conference

The 8th International Geneva Writers’ Conference will be held at Webster University, Bellevue, Feb 3-5. Learn from award winning international authors, and meet literary agents, editors and publishers from the US and the UK. For information and to register:

Six writers from around world reading at Lavigny

The Chateau at Lavigny hosts readings Sunday 17 July. Six writers from around the world and residents at Lavingy will read from their works, wine will served after the reading. Open to the public. Ron Butlin – (UK) Novels, Poetry Yuhong Chen – (China) Novels, Poetry Regi Claire – (Switzerland/UK) Novels, Short stories Krystyna Lenkowska […]

Huffington, AOL sued for not paying local news writers

AOL and the Huffington Post have been hit with a class-action suit, following last month’s completion of AOL’s $315 million buy for the more commonly called HuffPo, including its hyper-local news outlet, Patch.  Currently, most local Patch sites have just one editor and a group of freelancers working for them. Their goal is to fill the gaps in coverage and […]

Petina Gappah, Christopher Hope lead Geneva writing workshop

Two notable writers with strong Swiss connections will be leading a four-day writing workshop in Geneva offered by UK publishers Faber & Faber 25-28 March. “Writing Other Lives” is a course “about writing across languages, cultures, countries and borders, writing while living other lives,” notes Gappah on her web site. The cost is £500/CHF830 and […]