"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

See spring in with our fabulous creative writing courses…

In March, April and May, we’ve plenty of options to choose from, including a brand new course from Michael Duszat, the return of Fatin Abbas and a special one-day workshop… 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