November 24th & 25th: Here & Elsewhere: Place Writing with Paul Scraton and Marcel Krueger

Here & Elsewhere: Place Writing with Paul Scraton and Marcel Krueger Whether you are writing essays, blogs, a journal of your travels or the story that will become a novel, creating a strong sense of place is crucial. Suitable for anyone interested in turning the sights, sounds and soul of place into engaging prose, this … Read more

September 22nd & 23rd: Screenwriting Seminar with Nicholas Pierpan

Come along to a very special weekend seminar on September 22nd-23rd with acclaimed Screenwriter Nicholas Pierpan. The course will explore screenwriting techniques for TV and film, include in-class discussion surrounding specific case studies and will provide information about the all important formatting of a script, all in the hands of an award-winning, BBC-commisioned writer. More … Read more

Summer nature writing workshop with Jessica J. Lee

Join us on August 18th when we’ll be exploring Berlin’s beautiful forests and lakes with Berlin-based author Jessica J. Lee. Nature writing has seen an explosion in recent years, and communicating a strong sense of place is prerequisite to good writing. Together, we’ll write, walk, read and picnic. Drawing on the broad genre of nature writing, … Read more

August workshop & salon with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

We’re delighted to be hosting award-winning novelist Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for two very special events this August. On Saturday August 25th, Rowan will be leading Finding Your Story’s Voice, a 1-day workshop exploring the many exciting ways a story can be told. Then on Monday 27th, Rowan will be in the Reader Berlin salon to … Read more

Welcome to the team – Traci Kim!

We’re delighted to have Literally Speaking founder and all round force of nature Traci Kim coming aboard The Reader team as our new Program Manager. Traci will be organising our weekend workshops and special literary events. Learn more about Traci here, and keep an eye on our website and our social media pages to find … Read more

Buy our book at The Circus!

On February 17th 2018 we launched Home Is Elsewhere, the anthology of winning stories from the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize. Packed with fresh and original writing, the anthology is available both as an ebook (€5.99) and in print (€8.99). You can either order online (you’ll find the links you’re looking for here), or head down … Read more

Kickstart Your Writing 1 & 2 – April 21/22 and 28/29

Join Victoria Gosling and Jane Flett for not one but two inspiring writing weekends this April. Kickstart Your Writing #1 has been helping writers on their journeys since 2015. Now, we’ve designed a new weekend workshop, a natural progression from the first course, that will inspire and encourage in equal measure. Jane and Victoria will … Read more

*FULLY BOOKED* May 23rd – Reading: A Lesser Day by Andrea Scrima *Free Event*

Join American author Andrea Scrima for a reading from her critically acclaimed novel A LESSER DAY, which describes an artist’s life between continents and cultures in what now seems like a lost world: pre-gentrification New York and Berlin of the ’80s and ’90s.

Reading and discussion will be moderated by Madeleine LaRue, Associate Editor and Director of Publicity for the magazine Music & Literature.

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