Cocktails, readings and a little piano music

phoca_thumb_l_beschnitten19This November 29th we’re inviting you to the first ever Reader Berlin Sunday Salon. Our venue is Galander in Kreuzberg, one of the most elegant and cosy bars in Berlin. We’ll be improving your mind, you’ll be reclining in leather armchairs while sipping some of the finest cocktails in town….
“Tod Wodicka is not at Home”

This month’s theme is ‘Belonging’ and will be curated by author Tod Wodicka (All Shall Be Well, The Household Spirit, Jonathan Cape). As well as reading from his own work, Tod will be sharing excerpts from writers which touch on exile, estrangement, and the clarity that arises from being a stranger in a strange place in strange times …

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New Courses – January 2016

SusannaForrestAuthorPhoto Here at The Reader we are excited to welcome our newest tutor Susanna Forrest who will be teaching an evening workshop in CREATIVE NONFICTION from January. Details on the course are available here. We are also glad to welcome back CJ Hopkins, Jane Flett and Clare Wigfall who will be teaching courses in scriptwriting and creative writing respectively. We’ll be announcing further courses shortly, so please visit us again in a week or two. Evening course info here and daytime course info here.

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December 12th – 13th: BERLIN WRITING WEEKEND


Lately, when people ask you how your writing is coming along, do you laugh hollowly and put your head in your hands? Why not give yourself an early Christmas present and make sure you begin 2016 inspired and unblocked…

On December 12 and 13th, join Jane Flett and Victoria Gosling for a whole weekend devoted to feverish scribbling. Covering the basics of fiction writing and offering a shot in the arm for those who want to reinvigorate their writing practice, this one-off weekend-long intensive course will take place at KLAK Verlag Berlin.

Read more here. To sign up, please email

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Want to be part of the Golden Age of Television?

tvWith the rise of Netflix, AmazonPrime and Apple TV, a scramble for viewers is underway and the odds have never been better for getting your idea onto the small screen. On November 14th, join Joy C. Mitchell for a one-day workshop exploring the basics of writing for television…

More details here.

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New Courses

We are glad to be welcoming back Donna Stonecipher and Clare Wigfall who will be returning to run poetry and creative writing courses, respectively. Details on the courses are available here and here, and as always you can sign up by emailing

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Dimitra_Didangelou_I_By Tilman VoglerJoin us for a a special half day workshop exploring expressive writing with psychologist and writer Dimitra Didangelou.

Combining the joys of writing, nature and personal growth, the workshop will explore and employ the techniques of expressive writing with the aim of enabling you to write freely and without fear of criticism.

The workshop will take place on Saturday October 31st. To book please email More details here.

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Streets of Berlin Out Now!

coverstreetsOur new collection of short stories is available now. The book anthologises the award-winning stories from our recent competition. In it you will find tales of Berlin spanning  1930’s propaganda, the contemporary club scene, dystopian futures, animals on adventures and so much more besides.  Available as an e-book and in print, details are here.

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launch bannerAJoin us at Another Country on Saturday 26th September, where we’ll be celebrating the launch of an anthology of award-winning short stories. Compiled from the winning entries of the Reader Berlin’s 2015 Short Story Competition, these are ten tales of our city you won’t want to miss…

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Autumn 2015 Courses

keepwritingOur daytime and evening courses are now online! Beginning September, you can choose from Scriptwriting, Poetry, Memoir and Creative Writing. You’ll find daytime course details  here and evening course details here.

We’d like to say welcome to award-winning memoirist Kenny Fries who will be leading a 7-week workshop on Tuesday evenings, and welcome back to Faber author Clare Wigfall who is returning to The Reader to host not one but two daytime courses.

Email us now to secure your spot!

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