Plays by Deborah Freeman

I have completed `Remedies,` a play about M E.  Background research...

Writing Groups

I am setting up a new writing group in East Finchley, to be held in the atmospheric location of an East Finchley...

Novels by Deborah Freeman

 A few years back. I answered an ad on the Radio 3 website, from the conceptual art company, Blast Theory...

Poems by Deborah Freeman

These appeared in the journal Jewish Renaissance, 2008.  `Fish.` `Fasting.` `Open a Gate for Us. ` `After the...

Summer Time

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I haven`t blogged since the spring - how come, I ask myself? Been busy, busy, with many interesting things. 

Having completed Remedies, I invited four actors round for tea - or rather a glass of wine - and a readthrough. It read well, with a natural flow. So I began to send it round. Pleased to report that there is already interest from a lovely fringe venue I have often been to, and I have a couple of interested directors too.  No definite decisions yet, but an extremely positive feeling.

Meanwhile these are the closing chapters for `Mrs Faust` I think. A final meeting with my lovely Cornerstones contact Susannah Okret, who turned out to be the very same person who picked up on the novel in 2009, when she was working at Rogers Coleridge and White as a Literary Agent. There is another interested party too, but as yet no signed agreement or even an unsigned one. Who knows? 

During the summer break - going to Orkney next week - I will try and decide whether to start writing the sequel to `Mrs Faust` because fact is I`m dying to do that, or whether to contemplate, research and then write a new play. A prospect I find exciting because at the moment I have no idea what a new play would be about! 

Writing groups are back in my life. The one mentioned here, at The Aylmer Pantry,  still waiting to be fully booked....and another one. More of that another time. Good weekend all! Happy to be back here. 

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