February Workshop





Management Committee


presents its




at Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ,

on Thursday, 3rd February, at 2pm,

facilitated by writer and actor,



Atar is a new ‘recruit’ of Touchstones Creative Writing Group and we look forward to working with him in the future.

The subject of Atar’s February 2022 workshop will be:


‘Three Approaches to the Love Poem’

All three will be drawn from the work of Israeli satirist, Hanoch Levin, whose ‘Lives of the Dead: Collected Poems’ I will bring to class and have the students read as I read the poems aloud to them, and then work from to write an imitation of one of the poems.


Atar Hadari trained as an actor before studying playwrighting with Derek Walcott at Boston University. His plays have won awards from the BBC, Arts Council of England, National Foundation of Jewish Culture (New York), European Association of Jewish Culture (Brussels) and the RSC, where he was Young Writer in Residence. Plays have been staged at Finborough Theatre, Wimbledon Studio Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and West Yorkshire Playhouse. His sit com script ‘Strictly Kosher’ won an Alfred Bradley award from the BBC. His ‘Songs from Bialik: Selected Poems of H.N.Bialik’ (Syracuse University Press) was a finalist for the American Literary Translators’ Association Award, his first collection, ‘Rembrandt’s Bible’, published by Indigo Dreams. The Pen Translates award winning ‘Lives of the Dead: Collected Poems of Hanoch Levin’ is out now from Arc Publications.