Wednesday, 24 February 2021

February member update: Stories continue to be told with help from DSW member Chrissie

Twenty six participants from Warwickshire joined Chrissie for an interactive talk about life story writing recently.  They enjoyed  time 'together', and were inspired to start capturing their own 'anecdotes' from memory after hearing extracts from some of the extra-ordinary things some of Chrissie's students had been writing about during lockdown and before. Chrissie will be looking forward to judging their future writing competition. 

 Chrissie has been working with a children from a local primary school delivering workshops to encourage pupils to remember then capture in words their 2020 experiences.  The resulting Soundscape was to form part of an Arts of Remembrance exhibition however it will now be added to a film instead. 

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

DSW member Richard featured in new anthology

Another Place, Another Time - A Collection of Short Stories

Great news from DSW member Richard, whose short story Coming of Age in Fairy will be featured in City Limits Publishing's latest collection, Another Place, Another Time: A Collection of Short Stories  -congratulations, Richard!

Sunday, 6 December 2020

December 2020 meeting roundup

Our final meeting of 2020 was over the internet again, with a great deal of discussion about the merits of outdoor performances alongside DSW member Johns ghostly tale in the park.

And as a new, and hopefully brighter new year is around the corner, a number of DSW members have been awarded Bursaries and will be attending Quad courses in January 2021.

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

November Online Meetup report


DSW continue to share writing opportunities and support each other during these difficult times.  Our November meeting happened via Zoom and members who were awarded a bursary towards the cost of Quad will be receiving cheques shortly.  The bursary was used to attend Alex Davies' excellent Ghost Writing session - and the group is looking forward to being able to work with local actors on a ghostly project in the future.  Two members enjoyed being part of a lively online reading group hosted by another DSW member.  Next month we will be meeting on line, and look forward to having a ghostly script to critique.    

Thursday, 16 July 2020

The New Normal for Now: DSW July Meetup

Meeting in the sunshine was rather different from our usual meetings held in the Museum.  We enjoyed being able to discuss our different experiences of writing (or not writing) and responses to our lockdown experiences.  

Several of us found it difficult to write initially, some 'recovered' their muse quicker than others, some confessed to a short writing frenzy, which then stopped -  feast or famine.  Some members have written and read more poetry, some members have been inspired to write about problems which have emerged due to the lockdown experience.  

We enjoyed working together to critique two short scripts and wish RL every success with these pieces.  We look forward to a further meeting - outside in the sunshine.  Date to be confirmed.  

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Socially Distanced DSW meetup Sun 12th Jul

Derbyshire Scriptwriters have continued to support each other and critique scripts over recent difficult months.  

Some DSW members will be meeting in a member's outdoor space, weather permitting, on Sunday 12th July to critique two short scripts and deal with a short business agenda and have a sociable catch-up.   

Anyone interested in coming should contact the Secretary for details on email:

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Monthly meetings postponed for now

Derbyshire Scriptwriters has had to postpone the monthly meetings and
put our plans on hold due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, but we're
still here, still writing, and still supporting each other by exchanging
information and opportunities and critiquing scripts.