Writing from your true core
From Saturday Aug 04, 2018
to Saturday Aug 11, 2018
Whether you are looking for creative inspiration or wish to use writing as a tool for personal exploration and growth, this course offers the opportunity to connect more spontaneously with your true core as a source of authentic expression.
Writer Diane Samuels brings many years of experience in her own personal and professional practice to offer a wide range of activities, including free-flow and stream of consciousness writing, role play, dialogues, monologues, word collage, story telling and visualisation.
Diane Samuels grew up in Liverpool and now lives in London where she balances solo writing projects alongside collaborations across art forms, particularly with composers/musicians. Her career spans over 25 years and includes the award-winning play "Kindertransport".
As well as writing for the stage and radio she has taught creative writing all her adult life, alongside stints as Pearson Creative Research Fellow at the British Library. Recently, she collaborated with musicians on two full length musicals.
KINDERTRANSPORT won the Verity Bargate and Meyer-Whitworth Awards, first produced by Soho Theatre Company in 1993, translated into many languages, performed in the West End, Off Broadway and all over the world. Other plays include THE TRUE-LIFE FICTION OF MATA HARI, Palace Theatre, Watford, 2002; CINDERELLA'S DAUGHTER, Trestle Theatre tour, 2005; HOW TO BEAT A GIANT, Unicorn Theatre, 2007; PERSEPHONE (a love story), with Maurice Chernick, Rosemary Branch, 2013; THE A-Z OF MRS P, with Gwyneth Herbert, Southwark Playhouse, 2014; POPPY + GEORGE, Palace Theatre, Watford, 2016; THIS IS ME, snapshots of girlhood, interactive memoir as monologue, Chickenshed, 2018; THE RHYTHM METHOD, with Gwyneth Herbert, a musical love story (with contraception) funded by the Wellcome Trust, work in progress showings at Bush Theatre Fertility Fest, and the Landor, 2018.
Plays for BBC radio, include HEN PARTY, PSYCHE, Woman’s Hour serial, TIGER WINGS.
Her plays and book, "DIANE SAMUELS' KINDERTRANSPORT" are published by Nick Hern Books.
Diane facilitates writing workshops for all ages, encouraging regular creative practice for a vibrant, productive life. She also works as Writer in Residence at Grafton Primary School in Islington, London.
In 2019, the concert world premiere of opera SONG OF DINA, music by Maurice Chernick and words by Diane, will take place at St James’s Church, Paddington, London on April 10th and 11th.