Book and Literary events in English – Book fair in Morges in September, Reading group in Crans, Writers’ Group in Geneva


If you are interested in all things literary, then you are spoiled for choice in the Geneva and Vaud area.  Not only is the area home to a large and important writers’ group (covering both fiction and non-fiction – see below), a reading group in Crans that is open to the public, but in a few weeks, the fabulous […]

Crime and Mystery Novel Evening – hear from Ex-Chief of police and a Crime novelist

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Do you enjoy reading and want to meet up with other readers to talk about books, recommend books and hear lectures by authors? The next “Rencontre a la Page” encounter is in a series of events that occur throughout the year and which are held mainly in Nyon and Gland and part of La Page […]

Weekend Writing Conference in Bellevue 31 January – 2nd Feb. Open to all those interested in writing.

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Photo above – Introductory welcome to all writers and tutors at the 2010 conference. Started in 1993, the Geneva Writers’ Group brings together over 200 English-language writers from 25 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of  writing in English.  Membership is open to all who wish to develop their creative writing skills. Encouragement […]

Books by local English authors – Christmas present suggestions


If you are still looking for Christmas present ideas, why not give a book  written by an English author that lives locally here in Switzerland?                                 We have chosen a selection of eight books covering a variety of genres and […]

Book Launch and Reading in Nyon – “Slow Train to Switzerland” – November 25 – Reserve now!

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Living in Nyon and OffThe Shelf English Book Shop   are delighted to announce the book launch (the first in Switzerland!) and reading of  Slow Train to Switzerland    - One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years and a World of Change Apart by Travel Writer Diccon Bewes  (Author of Swiss Watching/ Le Suissologue) On the occasion of the 150th anniversary […]

English speaking famous authors in Morges and Nyon this weekend

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Cruise along the lake listening to writers talk about their work Photo above: Le livre sur les quais 2012 From Victoria Hislop to Douglas Kennedy to John Boyne, there will be over 20 English speaking authors and almost 300 writers in total at “Le livre sur les quais” this weekend the 6th to 8th September. […]

Career Fair for expats, Book Fair, Schools Fair, and Mast blasting!

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 Masts blown up in Prangins The photos on this page were taken yesterday near the village of Prangins.  The two radio masts (each weighing 70 tonnes!),  have been a landmark in the area for many years and were blown up on Thursday by a special explosives team.  You can read all about the masts’ history […]

Two fund raising events coming up – Raclette evening in Nyon and a Poetry reading in Geneva

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Fund raising event on 24th March in Nyon for reconstruction of schools in Haiti Fund raising “Raclette Evening”  at 18:30 with wine, a live band (jazz and rock), good food and a tombola.  The event is being held  in Nyon on the 24th March at the Uni Global building on avenue Reverdil 8-10 (very near Nyon railway […]

“Living along Lac Léman” book is now for sale! – The perfect gift for everyone.

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Tuesday evening in Nyon saw the official launch of  the book “Living along Lac Léman”. Thankyou so much to all those who came to the Villa Thomas at the COV for the vernissage/launch. Photos above. Happy book fans!   The venue in the stunning lake side setting made it the perfect place to launch the book. It also gave readers of […]

Vocational courses for all interests on offer. Book fair with English programme this weekend

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It’s the time of year in this part of Vaud, when children are returning to school in both the public and private sector. It’s also when institutions offering vocational courses are now opening their doors for registration. These academies and institutions, offer both adults and children the chance to learn a new skill, study a new language or learn to play an instrument  […]