Crafting Memoir, Autobiography, and Auto-Fiction

Crafting Memoir, Autobiography, and Auto-Fiction This workshop is designed for anyone interested in the art of memoir, autobiography, or auto-fiction writing, whether you are focusing on short pieces or longer personal narratives. Email us at hello@thereaderberlin.com to sign up! The workshop is divided into three main components: 1. Weekly Readings and Discussions: Each week, participants will engage with … Read more

The 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 Craft of Fiction – Morning Edition *FULL*

This is a generative 7-week class for writers whose imaginations need a kick in the ass – it does not include a workshopping element. The Craft of Fiction will cover a mixture of creative exercises and explorations of elements of craft, with readings, assignments, games, and discussions designed to help you hone your process and … Read more

The Craft of Fiction – Evening Edition

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This is a generative 7-week class for writers whose imaginations need a kick in the ass – it does not include a workshopping element. The Craft of Fiction will cover a mixture of creative exercises and explorations of elements of craft, with readings, assignments, games, and discussions designed to help you hone your process and … Read more

Personal Essays: An Intensive 8-Week Workshop *FULL*

Personal Essays: An Intensive 8-Week Workshop This is class is now full! Waiting-list only. Email us at hello@thereaderberlin.com to sign up! Personal essays, a vital and vibrant contemporary genre, can be as unique and heterogenous as each of us. Able to draw on the techniques of fiction, the forms of poetry, and the conceptual argumentation … Read more

The Short Story

The Short Story What are the possibilities of the short story form, and how do short stories work? Open to writers of all levels, this five-week workshop will feature 1–2 stories each week by authors like Donald Barthelme, Joy Williams, Edward P. Jones, and Ottessa Moshfegh, which we’ll discuss and then use as a jumping … Read more

Writing and Pitching Serialized TV

In this 8-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 course with a first or new pilot draft, and an understanding of how to pitch their series to producers … 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

Personal Essays: A 7-Week Workshop *FULL*

*This class is now full!* If you would like to be put on a waiting list for a forthcoming class with Sanders in Winter 2024, drop us a line at hello@thereaderberlin.com. Personal essays can be as unique and heterogenous as each of us. Though sometimes maligned, the personal essay is a vital and vibrant contemporary … Read more

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