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DSW Member Anthlology Launch at Derby Quad

Congratulations to DSW Member Emma whose short story 'Raymond Crow' is part of an anthology due to be published this month. The Quad Writes Anthology launch event starts 7pm, Wednesday 11th December at Derby Quad , with readings from some of the featured writers.

December Meeting: Dec 1st, 2-4pm, Derby Museum

Brrr!  I'm having to type faster to keep my fingers warm in this weather- looking forward to warming up in the good company of Derbyshire Scriptwriters this weekend as we discuss our collaborative works in progress from earlier this year. If you're involved in scriptwriting for stage, screen or radio, and want say hello, you'll be made very welcome - come along on the day and say hello, or email us - Until then, keep warm - keep typing!

November meeting - today!

Hello, after a great meeting last month to discuss collaborations on a whole raft of new projects, we'll be back to discussing one writer's work this afternoon - Mike's been working on a couple of outlines for his screenwriting course, and we can't wait to get critting! We meet on the first Sunday of the month to discuss scripts we're developing for stage, screen and radio If you'd like to see what we're all about, we'll be in Derby Museum from 2pm to 4pm this afternoon - come along and say hello, or email us if you'd like to come to the next meeting:

Life Story Writing Workshop with DSW's Lady of letters! 21 October 2013

Life Story Writing Workshop with Chrissie Hall Monday 21 October 2013 10am − 4pm Derbyshire Record Office Have you ever thought about writing your life story? We'll help you plan, write, and organise a unique record of your life and times. Inspiring you to dig deep, capturing memories and writing about your life; the people and the places, the ordinary and the extraordinary − the things that happened which made you who you are. Suitable for everyone and no previous experience of writing is required. Tea and coffee will be available but please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively there are sandwich shops nearby but please note the Record Office is on a steep slope. Tickets: £10 please book in advance at Derbyshire Record Office on 01629 538347 

October Meeting - tomorrow! 6th October 2013, 2pm, Derby Museum

After a fantastic and inspirational workshop from Risaria Langley in September, we're gathering to talk story outlines this month, with our 150-word pitches at the ready!  We're looking to develop, write and critique these ideas into a clutch of fantastic short film scripts over the course of this year, ready to transform them into short films in 2014 - watch this space! If you're interested in joining us at the meeting, or at future meetings, get in touch through the email  -we'd love to see you!

Lady of Letters shares her writing secrets! 9th November 2013, Mackworth

DSW member Chrissie will be teaching writers how to make their mark in the letters pages of magazines and periodicals in a one day course on Saturday 9th November at Mackworth Library - it's another way to flex your writing muscles and possibly get paid to do it! For more information, click on the Writing East Midlands link below:

Meeting tomorrow and 1001 congratulations! 2pm-4pm, Sunday 7th July, Derby Museum

One of the exhibits at Derby Museum's fantastic 1001 Objects gallery - well worth a visit! Congratulations to DSW members Emma and Andrew, whose entries for Derby Museum's 1001 objects writing competition were both commended by the judges. We're critting Andrew's short film script this Sunday in the education room at Derby Museum from 2-4pm.  It's an adaptation of one of his short stories, which has brings it's own challenges to the writing process - if you want to find out more, get in touch by emailing us at , or just call in and say hello on the day - it would be fantastic to meet you!

And the doctor said... new project and website for DSW Member

DSW member Chrissie Hall now has a website ( ) for her project with Keele University.  She's planning to host more of her very successful life story writing classes in July, and is looking for a venue - if you can recommend a great space in or around Derby to inspire budding writers, send us a message and we'll pass it on.

Sweet news for DSW Member - work to be featured in Chesterfield play

DSW Member Richard is looking forward to seeing his hard work come to the stage in the Pomegranate Theatre this Mayday weekend - he is one of the contributing writers to  Pomegranate Playwrights’ project The Candy Girls – Tales from Trebor , which will be performed at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield the 4th and 5th of May.  To book tickets, call  01246 345 222.

DSW Member wins Sandalle Play Contest

Congratulations to DSW Member Richard whose short play 'Hide and Seek' will be one of ten winning entries performed at Neath Little Theatre this weekend - well done Richard!

DSW Crit Meeting: Sunday 7 April 2pm - 4pm, Derby Museum

Brr!  It may be freezing outside, but can we warm up your writing muscles with our latest critique session?   DSW Member Mike will be discussing what he's currently working on, and we'll be discussing our thoughts to help him unlock his story and bring it a little closer to the screen, or stage, or radio....  If you'd like to see what we get up to when we critique a member's work, come and see us at Derby Museum on Sunday from 2-4pm - or get in touch by emailing .

DSW member's latest Life Story workshop announced

Derbyshire Scriptwriters member Chrissie will be hosting another Life Story Writing workshop in on Tuesday 30th April at Morley Retreat Tea Rooms - a day to inspire you in bringing your life to the page.  Places start from £35per person for group bookings, and include a homemade lunch and afternoon tea.  For more information, click here to visit Life Story Writing's webpage .

Script Write-in: This Sunday, 3rd March, 2-4pm, Derby Musem

How many pencils have you chewed through thinking about that script idea?  Time to stop chewing and get scribbling! While we're all busy on scripts and ideas in progress, Derbyshire Scriptwriters is holding another script write-in at Derby Museum this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm.  The last write-in we held was a great way for us to get unstuck with ideas that we'd been wrestling with for weeks, months, even years.... You don't have to be a member to join us, just turn up with an idea in your head and a pen or laptop in your hand, tell us a little bit about what you're up to, and start writing - it's as simple as that. Next month, we'll be reviewing a member's work in one of our critique sessions - so if you want to see what we're up to, you're very welcome to join us - turn up on the day, or email - see you there!

New DSW venue confirmed! Derby Museum, Sunday 3rd Feb, 2pm - 4pm

After a fantastic write-in session in January, t he new year has brought a new venue and a new time and date for us to meet!  We're now meeting to share ideas and talk scripts at Derby Museum on The Strand in Derby on the first Sunday of the month between 2pm and 4pm, where we'll be discussing the latest draft of one of our member's scripts.  It's the perfect time to join us - come along and say hello, or better still, drop us an email on .

New Year, new stories! Next Meeting Tuesday 8th January 2013, Flowerpot Pub Derby

Happy New Year everybody!  Derbyshire Scriptwriters is back for more script chat and discussion - but this month there's a twist... We're hosting a write-in session at the Flowerpot Pub this month (Tuesday 8th Jan 2013)- bring your laptop, tablet, typewriter, notepad and pen, even slate and chalk - and get writing!  We'll be sharing what we've been working on at the end of the session, then what our plans our for our newly created work in progress.  In future months, we'll be giving selected members works a full critique.  Last year we discussed everything from political intrigue to animated fairytales with a modern twist - so, if you've been scratching at an idea for a story that's been in the back of your head for ages, now is the time to get going - see you there!