Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Next meeting: 2-4pm, Sun 7 Dec at Derby Museum

Hello and Merry Christmas (too early?) - we'll be meeting to discuss DSW Member Richard's script this Sunday at Derby Museum (there may even be mince pies), as we say goodbye to 2014 - if you'd like to join us, please get in touch through

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Next Meeting: Sun 2nd November, 2-4pm, Derby Museum

Hello, we'll be meeting up for more script discussions and critiquing at the start of November - you're more than welcome to join us - email (the email does what it says in the html- or something)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Pint Sized Play has two more performances for the road

Congratulations to DSW member Richard Layton, whose Pint-Sized Play goes from strength to strength, with performances by two theatrical companies in October-

Embers Theatre Company at The Joseph Stone Centre, Sheffield

and Chase Theatre Company at Lantern Arts, London

Richard has told us royalties from the performance of his play will be donated to the Brain Tumour Charity.

Friday, 3 October 2014

October meeting - crit session: 2pm Sunday 5 October, Derby Museum

Hello, we'll be meeting at Derby Museum at 2pm, ready to discuss DSW member Isabel's current script in progress - we've discussed it at a previous meeting, so we're looking forward to seeing what's new in this updated draft.

If you'd like to get involved, email us to let us know you're coming along - you can get in touch with

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Derbyshire Scriptwriters AGM - 2pm, Sunday 11 May at Derby Museum

Our next meeting will be our official Annual General Meeting, where we have a look back on last year, look forward to next year, and elect our board members.

If you'd like to hear about what we've been up to in the last twelve months, or would like to get inspired to get writing in the next 12 months, you're very welcome to join us - come along, or email .

Saturday, 29 March 2014

DSW April Meeting: 2-4pm Sunday 6th, Derby Museum

Spring is sprunging, and we'll be back at Derby Museum to discuss scripts we're currently developing from 2pm on the first Sunday of the month - if you'd like to join us, get in touch -  send an email to

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pint- Size Play heads to Brighton in May

Just had a great bit of news about a play we've blogged about before - DSW member Richard's play 'It's all in the Mind' will be performed by Zoom Arts on May 11th at Western Front in Brighton.  It was originally one of the winning Pint Sized Plays performed last year, and it's great news that another theatre production company has taken an interest in Richard's writing.

It just goes to show what fantastic things can happen to your story once it's complete and out there in the big wide world - speaking of which, time for me to get on with those edits...

Friday, 14 March 2014

DSW member's short story published

We're really pleased to hear that DSW member Emma has had one of her short stories published in the Boo Books anothology, Breaking the Rules -  for more information, take a look on the Boo Books website here.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

DSW at the Pomegranate: Festival reading on Tuesday 18th!

Congratulations to DSW member Richard, whose play 'It's in the Bag' will be featured as an open rehearsal slot at From Page to Stage, part of the Pomegranate New Playwriting Festival 2014.

If you'd like to see how a cast and director bring a work to life from the page, tickets are available now.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Reader role for DSW member Mike

Reading stories is a big part of getting a better understanding of how great stories work, which is why we're really pleased DSW member Mike has just become a professional Reader for a major UK TV and film production company.

Mike will be reading and assessing scripts, a skill that being a member of DSW's crit group has helped him hone to a fine art - we're looking forward to seeing how his experience of working within the industry will help us to become better writers and readers - good luck Mike! 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

DSW Meeting : 2-4pm Sunday 2 March 2014, Derby Museum

Spring has sprung (well, it's sunny), so if you want to get your script ideas growing, come and join us to see what stories we're cultivating at the moment - come and say hello at Derby Museum on the first Sunday of the month, or email us -

Saturday, 1 February 2014

February Meeting - this Sunday, 2 Feb, 2-4pm, Derby Museum

We'll be meeting up this Sunday on the first floor in Derby Museum to discuss the treatments and outlines for two scripts we've submitted to Derby Quad's 'Shine a Light' programme. If you'd like to join us and see what we've been up to, drop in and say hello, or email us