"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
Established in 2011, The Reader Berlin offers a range of creative writing workshops, seminars, and courses.
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.
Our tutors are award-winning authors and publishing professionals with a track record of helping writers meet their goals.
We run The Berlin Writing Prize …
... publish books ...
… and have taken our workshops on the road to Prague, Stockholm, Brussels and Copenhagen.
We organise writers' festivals and writing retreats.
Sunday Salon
Our Berlin events bring together readers and writers …
... for author readings, live-writing competitions, music and the best damn cocktails Berlin has to offer.
We also provide author services, including mentoring, manuscript assessment, editing and proofreading …
... and work with businesses in Berlin and beyond, offering writing services and training in the fields of story-telling, blogging and creativity.

Latest News

British Council Literature Seminar 2018

Registrations are now open for the British Council Germany’s 2018 Literature Seminar … Writing Gender – Sexuality, Feminism and Masculinity Gender and sexuality take centre stage… #BritLitBerlin 2018 will connect a… Read more »

2018 Creative Writing Courses

Check out our daytime and evening course pages to see our early 2018 line up! With more courses and seminars on the way, you may want to sign up to… Read more »

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 »

"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