"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

New Year, New Courses: Winter 2020 Writing Workshops

  We’re excited to announce all the Winter 2020 dates, featuring a weekend novel-writing workshop with award-winning author Ben Fergusson, and a host of 7-week daytime courses and evening workshops to make sure… Read more »

2019 Berlin Writing Prize-Giving & Anthology Launch Party

On behalf of The Reader, the British Council Germany and The Circus Hotel, we cordially invite you to join us on 31st January 2020 for the 2019 Berlin Writing Prize-Giving & Anthology Launch Party!… Read more »

May 2020 – Summer Writing Retreats

Join award-winning authors Victoria Gosling and Jane Flett for one Reader Berlin’s 2020 Summer Writing Retreats for one – or even both – of the week-long installments at the gorgeous… 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