The Essay Generator *FULL*

The Essay Generator Has your nonfiction project lost momentum? Are you doubting your own writing judgment? Do you want to get something finished for once? Show up and sit down (virtually) with a small, focused workshopping group overseen by The Reader teacher, editor and author, Susanna Forrest. Susanna will draw on twenty years’ experience to … Read more

The OPEN MIC / April 25, 2023 at Das Gift

Where: Das Gift, Donaustrasse 119 (U-bahn Rathaus Neukölln) When: Tuesday, April 25; Doors open at 18:30. Sign up for a 5-minute reading slot at the door. OPEN MIC begins at 19:00. Cost: Free The next OPEN MIC – by The Reader Berlin – is back! — Our first OPEN MIC in February brought in 21 (!) … Read more

The New Year’s Fiction Workshop *FULL*

What kind of stories do you want to tell, and what is the best way of telling them? Open to writers of all levels, this seven-week workshop will allow you to experiment with and develop your own writing, with an eye to generating stories that are efficient, loaded, and urgent. In the first half of … Read more

The Plot Workshop (April 9th)

The Plot Workshop is a new weekend workshop event that will help you explore, expand and finesse the plot of your novel or novel idea. In this highly interactive space, you, as a participant, will work with the novelist Ben Fergusson and four other writers to explore your plot in detail, to iron out the sticking … Read more

BOOK LAUNCH: Parallel Hells / March 4th, 2022

Join us at the Word for an evening of queer gothic horror, as we celebrate the launch of Leon Craig’s incredible collection, Parallel Hells!


Date: Friday March 4th, 2022

Time: Doors at 7pm, reading and Q&A from 8pm

Place: The Word, Willmanndamm 4

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Finding and Forming Your Material with Olivia Parkes (Mar. 19)

Do you want your work to get weirder and wilder, experiment with form, or find new ways to break through creative blocks? In this one-day generative fiction workshop you will experiment with form and find new ways to break through creative blocks. Master story writer, Olivia Parkes will guide you in developing a personal trove … Read more

Memoir and Personal Essay: Finding the Right Structure to Tell our Stories with Shayna Goodman (Feb 19/20) *ONLINE*

When we set out to write an essay, we often feel compelled to construct it chronologically toward an internal change for the better—an “aha!” moment. However, our lives rarely lead to such a neat resolution. Our memories are fallible, fragmented, and sometimes atemporal. If we embrace this truth, we can discover unique ways of telling … Read more

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