Here you can find information about my PLAYS, including the award-winning KINDERTRANSPORT which has been produced all over the world, including the West End and off-Broadway, since its London premier in 1993.
PAGE TO STAGE, AUTHOR'S GUIDE TO KINDERTRANSPORT - published by Nick Hern Books - insights into the play as a text and piece of living theatre with unseen extracts from early drafts and sources, alongside interviews with directors, actors, designer and composer involved in key productions since its premier in 1993.
Having been a Royal Literary Fund fellow from 2008 - 2012, there are also articles and podcasts on the RLF website about the WRITING LIFE and PROCESS:
WHY I WRITE - podcast - http://www.rlf.org.uk/showcase/diane-samuels-wiw/
JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF COLLABORATION - feature article -
You can also find out about my teaching of CREATIVE WRITING for all ages and levels of ability, including my role as writer in residence at Grafton Primary school in Islington, north London. Recent projects include a collaboration with the WHITTINGTON HOSPITAL, working with a group of children to write and design "A CHILD'S ADVENTURE IN A & E", a guide for young patients attending the emergency unit, including inside info on doctor's equipment, methods and how to deal with panic and waiting.
This is on sale on the Whittington website: http://www.whittington.nhs.uk/default.asp?c=9930
TALKS and WORKSHOPS on KINDERTRANSPORT.
CREATIVE WRITING workshops for all ages.
WRITERS GROUPS and WORKSHOPS on personal development and creative practice, as well as shaping pieces of work, and give one to one sessions tailored to individual needs.
In my time I have worked with a high-level medical specialists as part of an artistic team making a cutting edge piece of theatre "PUSH" about PAIN funded by a Science on Stage and Screen award from the Welcome Trust. I have also researched MAGIC as Pearson Creative Research Fellow at the British Library.
Understanding the process of writing fascinates me as much as applying the rigour and craft necessary to refine a polished piece of work.
It’s a pleasure to be able to share the wild workings of my imagination and endless spirit of investigation that spurs on my work as a writer and teacher.
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