"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

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