November 28th: *Online* One-Day Workshop with Divya Ghelani

Fresh from the triumph (our words!) of her online reading series, Divya Ghelani will be offering a fantastic one-day workshop this November. This one-day generative fiction workshop invites you to conjure new story ideas through the close examination of passages from contemporary novels by women & non-binary people of colour. You will be galvanized to … Read more

Mailing List Deleted! Please Resubscribe!

Have you ever been trying to do five things at once at six in the morning, still half-asleep and then realised that yes, yes, in fact you have deleted a mailing list ten years in the making? Because that’s what I did, folks. So if you’d like newsletters about our workshops, courses, retreats and events, … Read more

In these strange times…

We hope you’re doing okay. Us? We’re bearing up. At the heart of The Reader is our commitment to Berlin’s literary community… so while we’d love to see you and desperately miss our usual line up of events, we’re also being careful. We are offering in person weekend workshops, just fewer of them. We’ve also … Read more

Late Autumn Evening Courses…

From October onwards, we’ve got a brand new line up of evening courses for you! From poetry, to creative non-fiction, fiction writing, scriptwriting and more… Check them all out here!

October 2020 – Autumn Writing Retreats

Join award-winning authors Victoria Gosling and Jane Flett in beautiful Kefalonia this autumn. Our 2020 Autumn Writing Retreats will take place at the gorgeous Vericoco villa (poolside, with sea-view included!) on the stunning Ionian island of Kefalonia. Choose from one of two weeks of writing heaven – or come along for both. Week 1 (October 2-9) features a writing … Read more

August 8th: Workshop with Jessica J. Lee @Tempelhofer Feld

Join award-winning author and environmentalist Jessica J. Lee for a (socially-distanced) writing workshop at Berlin’s iconic Tempelhof Airport. “Every story has a setting, but how best can we bring that setting to life? Moreover, how can we incorporate the rich histories of these settings into our writing? From nature writing to memoir to speculative fiction, … Read more

25 & 26 July – Structure & Dynamic with Victoria Gosling

Do you have lots of ideas for stories but struggle to find a shape for them? Do you get lost or bogged down when you’re writing and end up with lots of fragments? In this two-day weekend workshop (rescheduled from April) taught by novelist and founder of The Reader Berlin and The Berlin Writing Prize, Victoria … Read more

Special Coaching Package from Susanna Forrest this Autumn!

Susanna Forrest

This autumn Reader tutor Susanna Forrest will be offering ten writers an online coaching package of three one-hour feedback/editing sessions at your convenience between September 24 and December 23 2020! If you have a substantial creative nonfiction project that you’d like to polish, complete, or boost Susanna will give you detailed feedback at each one-to-one meeting. … Read more

Get feedback on your work!

If you’re missing your usual writing groups and workshops, now could be the time to get some professional feedback on your work. The Reader offers manuscript assessment services for novels, short stories, essays, poetry and scripts. Over the next couple of months, you can submit a story (up to 3000 words) and get written feedback from a professional for as little as 50 euros.

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