Welcome

 

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.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindertransport-Page-Stage-Authors-Guide/dp/1848422849

 

THE CHANGE 

Workshops exploring the impact of the menopause on a woman's sense of self

 

All women go through the menopause, each in their personal way, and yet it is rarely discussed in any real depth, leaving many to deal with it alone. 

These two specially designed workshops provide a space for women approaching, experiencing or emerging from the menopause to share together what is lost and what can be found through this fundamental transition. 

Writing and drawing exercises will be used, along with group discussion, to enable participants to reflect upon their own thoughts and feelings and open these up to others providing fresh insights and new perspectives. No particular experience of writing, drawing or painting is required, just a willingness to participate.

I will be running these 2 workshop days a month apart with art therapist and group analyst Sara Scott. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions. It is also possible to come to either one individually. They will take place in central London on January 17th and February 7th, 2015. For more information please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

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

 

I am available to give TALKS and WORKSHOPS on KINDERTRANSPORT.

I also run CREATIVE WRITING workshops for all ages.

I run 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.

Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR A PODCAST INTERVIEW ABOUT WRITING AND CREATIVE PRACTICE:

http://www.stevenobel-interviews.com/DownloadMP3Squeeze.aspx?ID=148

 

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.

 

ENJOY!

 

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