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The fourteenth edition of the biennial literary anthology of the English-speaking Geneva Writers’ Group will be launched in the Common Room (next to the parking lot) at Webster University on Saturday, September 16, 2017. With poetry and prose from more than 40 writers representing 15 countries, this volume celebrates the creative, international community of 250 writers established in 1993 by Susan M. Tiberghien with a few friends. The launch includes an informal reception at 5 p.m. with selected readings. All are welcome.

This year, the theme of “fragile states” was selected to inspire writing by people who have created lives in places far from their “roots.” This reality was the impetus for the title Offshoots that was inspired by the vigorous shoots of plane trees sprouting each spring along the lakeside quays of Geneva.

“Our writers bring a remarkable range of experience when it comes to the challenge of adaptation,” said this edition’s American editor-in chief, Patti M. Marxsen. “We hoped the theme would lead to some fascinating perspectives and we were not disappointed!”

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Special discount for knowitall.ch readers throughout September and October!

After its success in Geneva, the 2yourdoor delivery service is coming to Lausanne on 1 September 2017!  Read what we had to say about the new service when it launched in Geneva earlier this year.

Customers can now choose from dozens of local restaurants and grocery stores in Lausanne city and receive home or office deliveries in less than 40 minutes.

Whatever your need - a family dinner, an office lunch with colleagues, missing ingredients for cooking - just place your order online and 2yourdoor delivery staff will do the rest.

Search by the name of the dish, restaurant or your favorite kitchen - sushi, pizza, burger, Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Chinese, Indian, fast food, etc.

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Knowitall.ch guest blogger and Vevey-area resident, Micaela Crespo is radioactively excited to announce the launch of the Marie Curie Alumni Association’s illustrated series, My Super Science Heroes, for kids aged 5–8 years.

My Super Science Heroes is an exciting new picture book series that depicts science as it really is: an epic adventure complete with heroes, villains, and amazing super powers.

The first book, Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence, uses a novel storytelling approach to bring this historical figure to life for readers both young and old. Written and illustrated as a dynamic superhero story, this book introduces children to important scientists and their key accomplishments in a fun and engaging way.

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Special discount for knowitall.ch readers throughout May!

A new delivery service has just been launched in Geneva, which allows customers to receive deliveries from neighborhood stores in under an hour… including Sundays, where places are open!

Developed by enthusiasts of technology and convenience, 2yourdoor.ch went live in November 2016. Since then, the site has grown rapidly with new shops and product offerings being added on a regular basis. Today, the site allows customers to order more than 40,000 products from around 250 locations in Geneva (restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores, butchers, Halle de Rive, bakeries, pharmacies, florists, etc.)

Asked what inspired them to get into the delivery business, the founders told knowitall.ch, “We are passionate entrepreneurs with years of experience in big multinational corporations and lots of expertise in customer service, sales, digital marketing, and e-commerce.  With our entrepreneurial mindset and relevant experience, we felt we could create something of value. There is a need in Geneva for a service of this kind and we felt empowered to address the current demand."

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Little Red Fox Designs is offering knowitall.ch readers a special “3 for the price of 2” offer on all greeting cards purchased through their website before the end of December 2017.

With most cards priced at just Fr. 5.-, that means you get the chance to buy 3, beautifully hand-crafted cards for just Fr. 10.-, which in Switzerland is quite an achievement!

Given the huge choice of whimsical designs available, you can be sure to find a card to match your needs. In addition to birthday, baby, friendship and nature cards, there are sympathy, thinking-of-you and get-well-soon themes, as well as an extensive selection of intricate designs covering special events such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, and New Year.

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Asked how she came to set up her own card business in Switzerland, Designer and Founder of Little Red Fox Designs, Audrey Puttemans, told knowitall.ch, “I have been drawing greeting cards as a hobby since 2013. In 2015, when my young nephew in the United States was hospitalised, I realised there was a dearth of appealing, make-you-smile cards for children in the big stationery stores. I couldn't find anything that I would have wanted to send him to cheer him up, so I sent him one of my own creations. It was then that I realised that there may be other people who liked my designs too, and Little Red Fox Designs was born. The Little Red Fox was one of my early doodles, and I found him so winsome that I chose to make him the face of my company.”