New January Courses

januarycoursesOur January evening and daytime courses are now up! Beginning the first week of January and running for seven or nine sessions, courses include POETRY, INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING 1 & 2, KICKSTART YOUR IMAGINATION 1 & 2, CREATIVE NON FICTION 1 & 2, and SCRIPTWRITING.

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Writing Retreat – June 2017


Between Athens and Thessaloniki lies the Pelion peninsula. Mountainous, dotted by villages and criss-crossed by old paths, the peninsula is bordered on both sides by sparkling seas, and stony and sandy beaches. In Greek mythology, Pelion is referred to as ‘the pass of gods and heroes’… From June 22nd-28th, join us for a truly legendary writing retreat in the hilltop village of Pinakates. Featuring workshops, readings, excursions, one-to-one mentoring, star-gazing and much more besides, we’ve got a special earlybird offer until April 1st. All the details here.

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*December Extravaganza!*

fictioncanteenGoodbye 2016 and thanks for …everything?! While this year has been a fairly mixed bag, all is not lost. Join us on Wednesday, December 7th for the literary party to end all literary parties. Because there will always be books!

Hosted by Fiction Canteen, The Reader,  SAND Journal and Best Small Fictions, the party will be taking place at Wedding’s Alte Kantine from 7:30pm. A wonderful chance to spend the evening raising a toast or two among Berlin’s readers and writers, the evening will feature readings, an open mike, a quiz (with prizes) … not to mention drinking and dancing a plenty. There will also be a book table of delights for those of you who need to finalise your holiday-season present buying. Facebook event page here.

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Sunday Salon #6: The Devil’s Library with Tom Pugh

buchJoin us on November 20th for the last Sunday Salon of 2016. We’ll be talking to author Tom Pugh about his debut novel THE DEVIL’S LIBRARY (Crux Press), a Renaissance thriller described as by critics as a “gripping and atmospheric debut” and a “magnificent achievement.” We’ll also be asking Tom questions about all matters writing and publishing related. As usual, Alex and Joschi will be serving up the best cocktails in town, while we’ve lured Polly Trope back to provide the music. For more information, follow this link.

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ex1Are you ready for a weekend of focusing on moving your writing forwards with Jane Flett and Victoria Gosling? If you’re struggling with getting words down onto the page, stuck with a project, or just can’t seem to make the time for writing, come along for a two-day bootcamp that promises to get you back on track.

The course, which will be held on the weekend of November 26th and 27st, is suitable both for both new and established writers.

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THE NOVEL – HOW NOT TO GIVE UP – A new course with Kate Brown

coffeetypewriter5 Kate Brown’s THE NOVEL has been such a runaway success with her current students that she’s opening up a *second* course starting this November. HOW NOT TO GIVE UP can either be taken as follow on from THE NOVEL or by writers who are already working on novels where the sticking points are beginning to show.

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*New* November Courses

keepwritingAll our late-autumn evening and daytime courses are now online. Beginning the first week of November and each running for seven sessions, courses include SCRIPTWRITING, INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING 1 & 2, KICKSTART YOUR IMAGINATION 1 & 2, and THE NOVEL.

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clareWe are delighted to announce new November dates for Faber author Clare Wigfall’s KICKSTART YOUR IMAGINATION workshops, parts 1 & 2.

Whether you are an experienced writer or a total beginner, under Clare’s gentle guidance, each 7-session structured workshop will provide prompts and exercises to make the writing process simple and allow you to develop your craft and experiment with new techniques. You’ll be amazed at what you can produce.

More info can be found here. E-mail to book your place!

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STEPS INTO NATURE….with Dimitra Didangelou

Dimitra_Didangelou_I_By Tilman VoglerGreek psychologist and author Dimitra Didangelou will be flying in to Berlin to host a very special one-day expressive writing workshop.

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. Find out more here, and to book your place e-mail

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