The Fiction Workshop *FULL*

This workshop is now full! Olivia will be offering an additional 5-week online course on the short story in March. Stay tuned for details – or feel free to drop us a line at What kind of stories do you want to tell, and what is the best way of telling them? Open to … Read more

Writing and Pitching Serialized TV

So, you have an idea for a TV series. Or, you’ve already written a TV pilot. What comes next? In this 7-week course, students will write and workshop original TV pilots and learn how to take the next steps toward getting them off the page and onto the screen. They can expect to leave the … Read more

How to Book-Swap & Party / Fri. December 8

Book Swap Invitation

The Reader Berlin, Victor Breidenbach and Siena Powers invite you to celebrate the 3rd edition of How to Book Swap and Party! The details:  Friday December 8th at Das Gift Starting at 19:30 All you need to bring are 2-3 books, be ready to swap and read the text below. Posters will be available for … Read more

Out of the Workshop: Writers from The Reader Berlin

When: Saturday, September 16, 2023 Where: Lettrétage (Vetranenstrase 21, Berlin-Mitte) Doors open at 19:00/ Readings begin at 19:30 Admission is free of charge. An evening moderated by Sanders Isaac Bernstein. Our writers in Berlin have been penning personal essays, spinning out speculative flash fiction, writing poetry for the first time, trying out comedy writing, … Read more

Writing Poems all the Time: online Fall Edition

This workshop is designed for both experienced writers and total beginners, working in any genre. We will focus on generating new poems and writing and creating a sustainable writing practice.  In this workshop we will both discuss ways to write poems “all the time”, and also ask ourselves the questions…why make poems? And why do … Read more

THE READING # 9: Bliss & Blunder with Victoria Gosling / Aug 28, 2023

The Reader Berlin hosts the Berlin book launch of Bliss & Blunder, Victoria Gosling’s scandalous retelling of the Arthurian legend for the twenty-first century. When: August 28th, 2023 Doors open at 19:00 and readings will start at around 19:30. Where: Lettrétage (Veteranenstrasse 1, Mitte) Free entry. Victoria Gosling will be in conversation with author Jane … Read more

THE READING # 8: Jennifer Neal / July 4, 2023

Jennifer Neal Side Headshot

The Berlin Book Launch of NOTES ON HER COLOUR by Jennifer Neal       On July 4th, The Reading in collaboration with Daddy Magazine present the launch of One of Electric Literature’s Books by Women of Color to Read This Year! Florida kitsch swirls together with magical realism in this glittering debut novel about … Read more

How to Book Swap + Party!/ Apr. 7

Poster with instructions on how to book swap with friends

The Reader Berlin, Siena Powers, and Victor Breidenbach invite you to this year’s first How to Book Swap Party, a manifesto of the Book Swap of, by, and for the people. Books, what weird objects. Why are they like that? It is time to let go of the fantasy that you will ever read Thomas … Read more

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