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

Latest News

Monday salon with Sophie Mackintosh

We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be hosting a very special Monday Salon with Sophie Mackintosh, Reader competition winner and recent MAN BOOKER NOMINEE! Come and see Sophie reading from her phenomenal… Read more »

Welcome to the team – Traci Kim!

We’re delighted to have Literally Speaking founder and all round force of nature Traci Kim coming aboard The Reader team as our new Program Manager. Traci will be organising our… Read more »

Screenwriting Seminar with Nicholas Pierpan

Come along to a very special weekend seminar on September 22nd-23rd with acclaimed Screenwriter Nicholas Pierpan. The course will explore screenwriting techniques for TV and film, include in-class discussion surrounding… 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