Skip to main content


Showing posts from 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.

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

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 .

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...

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 .

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!