"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

Ben Fergusson – Advanced Fiction Workshop & Monday Salon

November 18th & 19th – Advanced Fiction Workshop: Join award-winning author Ben Fergusson for a 2-day workshop designed to bring your writing to the next level. An in-depth, meaty workout… Read more »

Kickstart Your Writing 25th/26th November

On the weekend of November 25th and 26th, Jane will be running The Reader’s acclaimed two-day introductory course, covering the basics of fiction writing. Suitable for new writers or offering a… Read more »

Find Your Muse!

Join Greek novelist and psychologist Dimitra Didangelou for a 1-day workshop on Saturday December 2nd. Dimitra will be visiting Berlin to host the workshop, bringing together her training as a… 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