“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world” – Philip Pullman
Karwoski performed his three solo theatre shows throughout Canada, the US and Europe for over a decade. In 2008, he moved to Malmö with his wife and daughter where he immediately found employment at an international school. This put his writing and performing on hold for several years. In 2012, he left his full-time teaching job to return to writing and performing.
Steven began blogging in an attempt to capture the quirky moments of his Scandinavian life. This endeavor led him to various opportunities such as writing articles for the online English language newspaper www.thelocal.se , a column, Our Man in Malmö, for The Copenhagen Post and a commissioned story for the Swedish institute’s website www.sweden.se.
In 2013, He received a literature grant from the Sten K Johnson Foundation which enabled him to fund this website and some months pay rent and eat.
Now in first person:
I’ve written on and off most of my life. However, writing my grandmother’s eulogy in 1999 triggered a more serious focus to my writing. Since then I’ve written three one man shows:
When I’m not writing I’m cooking, cleaning up the kitchen, putting away the wash, looking for legitimate work, ruminating about my past or looking for that Optimus Hunter 8R camping stove I misplaced in the move to Sweden.
I love being a dad. I’ve second guessed lots about my life but never the decision to pull the goalkeeper and start a family with Kajsa. It’s the best thing I‘ve ever done. Challenging most days but rewarding.
I enjoy talking to my wife, having a glass of red wine or a nice single malt. Though I won’t turn down a Jamison or other blended whiskeys.
I value friends and family over most things. I’m a cynic who can be turned.