"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

February 17th – Home is Elsewhere/Anthology Launch

It’s with great pleasure The Reader Berlin and The Circus Hotel invite you to celebrate the launch of Home is Elsewhere, an anthology of the winning entries of the 2017… Read more »

January 19th – FREEMAN’S #4 | THE FUTURE OF NEW WRITING

FREEMAN’S #4 | THE FUTURE OF NEW WRITING – Readings and Conversations with Elaine Castillo, Athena Farrokhzad, Johan Harstad, Ishion Hutchinson, Elena Marcu and John Freeman.  In collaboration with silent green Kulturquartier… Read more »

January 23rd – *Free* Poetry Workshop with Nick Makoha

In association with The British Council, and hosted by Sharehaus Refugio, we are delighted to welcome you to a special event with award-winning UK poet Nick Makoha. In the run… 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