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Write Now!

For personal well-being or to serve you in your work.

From Saturday Jul 27, 2019 to Saturday Aug 03, 2019
Book before 27/04/2019 only £715.00
Later £745.00

Availability: YES

Here’s an opportunity to experience writing as a mindful, releasing practice for listening to and trusting yourself deeply, lightly, expansively, alongside others making their own explorations. Time to allow the feeling heart to lead the thinking mind with playful spirit.

Discover how playing with words can liberate voices you never knew you had
Get beyond blocks and utilise that nagging critical voice effectively
Practise techniques for unleashing your imagination and being guided by it
Express and share experience, ideas, dreams, where true life meets fiction and myth
Be an inventor, experimenting with characters, stories, your own creations
Get happy about making mistakes which lead to new discoveries.
Wield your pen like a magic wand, transforming the wanderings of the inner world into an adventure in paper and ink.
Discover afresh how every aspect of human experience, actual and fantastical, can be your source of inspiration

All levels of experience are welcome.

Course Leader

Diane Samuels

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.

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People Say…

"I liked Diane a lot and thought she was very professional and kind and invested in our success. She gave us all plenty of individual attention, as well as helping us to support one another, and kept the cohesion of the group going throughout the week. She held the space with great sensitivity. "

Alison Goldie