SHARON MERTINS is the Director of The Reader Berlin. A Guatemalan writer based in Berlin, she is responsible for all programming and recruiting at The Reader. She has been a featured writer on Visual Verse and her work has appeared in Jersey Devil Press, Café Irreal,, Leopardskin and Limes and The Wild Word Anthology, among others. She is the co-creator of The Story Strumpets Podcast. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.