"The Reader Berlin draws together writers, readers, story tellers and book lovers in Europe’s most dynamic capital. For me, it’s part of Berlin’s magnetic fabric."
Rory Maclean, author of Berlin: Imagine a City
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Established in 2011, The Reader Berlin offers a range of creative writing workshops, seminars, and courses.
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We've worked with hundreds of writers. From Poetry to Scriptwriting, Creative Non-Fiction to The Novel, we've got courses to suit every writer - no matter what stage of development your work is at.
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tutors
Our tutors are award-winning authors and publishing professionals with a track record of helping writers meet their goals.
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We run The Berlin Writing Prize …
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... publish books ...
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ontheroad
… and have taken our workshops on the road to Prague, Stockholm, Brussels and Copenhagen.
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We organise writers' festivals and writing retreats.
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Sunday Salon
Our Berlin events bring together readers and writers …
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Readings
... for author readings, live-writing competitions, music and the best damn cocktails Berlin has to offer.
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editing
We also provide author services, including mentoring, manuscript assessment, editing and proofreading …
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business
... and work with businesses in Berlin and beyond, offering writing services and training in the fields of story-telling, blogging and creativity.

Latest News

April 14th: How I Lose You Kate McNaughton – Berlin Launch

If you’re in town on April the 14th, The Reader highly recommends you attend the book launch for Kate McNaughton’s debut novel How I Lose You. Lettrétage – das Literaturhaus in Berlin… Read more »

Buy our book at The Circus!

On February 17th 2018 we launched Home Is Elsewhere, the anthology of winning stories from the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize. Packed with fresh and original writing, the anthology is available… Read more »

Kickstart Your Writing 1 & 2 – April 21/22 and 28/29

Join Victoria Gosling and Jane Flett for not one but two inspiring writing weekends this April. Kickstart Your Writing #1 has been helping writers on their journeys since 2015. Now,… Read more »

"I was delighted to judge the Berlin Writing Prize and speak at The Reader's Paths to Publishing conference. Berlin's an immensely creative place with a great scene for emerging writers."
Jenny Hewson, Literary Agent at Rogers, Coleridge & White