New Episode! Corona Files: Episode Two

In Episode Two of our Corona Files Podcast, you’ll find us in conversation with Reader Berlin tutor Jane Flett. Jane shares extracts from her lockdown work, alongside a section of delights from the authors who inspired her. Listen to the complete episode right HERE…

Spring Workshops

We’re springing into March and April with a stunning variety of writing workshops, including daytime, evening and weekend courses. Take a look for yourself and if anything entices you, email us at with the name of the course you want to book:   – DAYTIME WORKSHOPS –   Imagination Unfurled – Part One on … Read more

And the winners of 2019 Berlin Writing Prize are…

We’re incredibly excited to finally be able to announce the winners of our 2019 Berlin Writing Prize! Congratulations go to S.K. Perry, winner of the first prize with her entry A Wide Neon Yell. Our two runners up are Victoria Manifold for her entry Camel and Anbara Salam for her entry Circus Freak. For the full shortlist, check out this … Read more

Scholarship for BAME Writer

Jessica Miller

Children need diverse books: books where they can see themselves represented and books where they can learn about others. Yet, from 2007 to 2017, less than 2% of British children’s books were written by people of colour. That’s why The Reader, with Jessica Miller, would like to offer one scholarship place on the upcoming Introduction … Read more

September and October Courses

Do you (still) want to work on your craft or explore a new skill? Then sign up for our workshops! In September, CJ Hopkins, will be leading two Scriptwriting Workshops, one of Tuesdays and another on Thursdays; Jane Flett is hosting a morning and evening Introduction to Fiction class; while toward the end of the … Read more

Longlist #2019BerlinWritingPrize

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Today, we are delighted to announce the entries that have been longlisted for the 2019 Berlin Writing Prize. In alphabetical order (by title) they are:   All American Ghost Busters, by Jenessa Abrams Amidst A Ring of Fulcrum and Light, by Jenny Wong Apricot Stones, by Chloe Gocool A Wide Neon Yell, by S.K. Perry … Read more

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