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Corona Files Podcast: Episode FIVE

Join us for the last in our series of Corona Files podcasts, hosted by the wonderful Dayna Gross. In this podcast, Dayna meets Michael Duszat, tutor of our Deep Reading workshop. Listen to find out more about the benefits of deep reading and what makes a text worthy of such intensive exploration.

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Corona Files Podcast: Episode FOUR

Join us for Episode FOUR of our Corona Files Podcast. This episode features long time Reader tutor CJ Hopkins. Tune in and find out what to expect when signing up for one of CJ's riveting scriptwriting workshops...

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Corona Files Podcast: Episode THREE

Join us for Episode THREE of our Corona Files Podcast. This episode features Reader tutor Divya Ghelani and the inspiration behind her writing. Here's what to expect when participating in one of her motivating workshops...

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Find Out More on Divya Ghelani’s Summer Reading Series!

“Divya’s deep reading series is fun, inclusive, and carefully moderated. It’s particularly suited to those interested in the craft of writing as we’ll be discussing language, PoV, characterization, as well as the politics and possibility of “de-canonizing.” 

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Corona Files Podcast: Episode TWO

Join us for Episode Two of our Corona Files Podcast. Featuring none other than Reader tutor Jane Flett, the podcast features Jane reading from her own work and from the authors who have inspired her along the way...

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Corona Files: Podcast Episode ONE

In this month's episode we'll be hearing from Victoria Gosling, the founder of The Reader Berlin. We'll be discussing the backstory behind how The Reader came to fruition in the basement of a Berlin bookshop! Tune in for the full interview, reading recommendations and much more!

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Susanna Forrest’s Insight on Research, Resources and Rabbit Holes

Focus is hard to come by these days. I remember reading that the best way to fix procrastination was not to berate yourself or think about will power but to find bigger incentives to do the work... In other words, don't bury your head in the sand when you could instead be getting lost in rabbit holes like Alice in Wonderland.

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Our Favourite Berlin Bookshops

by Salwa Benaissa Christmas is as good a time of a year as any to present a roundup of our favourite bookshops in Berlin but the truth is, indie bookshops are the lifeblood of our writing community no matter the season. Not only do they supply us with endless amounts of amazing reads and host wonderful events in their spaces throughout the year, they are also the hubs around which our local literary scene revolves.

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Books on Writing

Author and Reader Berlin founder Victoria Gosling talks creative writing text books. Whether you're blocked, searching of prompts, in need to craft-based insights or just looking for wise words from a fellow writer, there's a book for you.

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“Berlin is a real hot spot of international literary life…”

The final judge of the 2019 Berlin Writing Prize we want you to meet is Martin Jankowski. Martin is editor-in-chief of stadtsprachen.de and directs its international reading series PARATAXE. We talked to him about the Berlin literary scene, bringing together German and non-German writers, and what to discover in Berlin.

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