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Anthology launch for DSW member Maria

Congratulations to DSW member Maria for the inclusion of her short story 'The Carpenter' in an anthology of work from a recent creative writing course for Good Mental Health and Wellbeing hosted by Chrissie Hall. Erewash Writers' Group received funding from the Small Grants Scheme (Erewash) to help the course happen- the anthology will be launched later this month.

Members News- October 2019

Hello, some great news in before our October meeting on Sunday: Congratulations to DSW Member Richard Layton, his play 'The Philosopher's Stoned' has won NAWG's David Nobbs Memorial Trophy for comedy writing.  Great work, Richard!

Members News- September2019

Start Your Play in a Day DSW have been developing a number of exciting short play scripts which came out of the event we hosted at Derby Museum  a while ago. The scripts have been in development since then and have now been critiqued by the group and also been the focus of an intensive professional workshop 'from page to stage' day in collaboration with actors from .   Huge 'thank you' to them for a great experience.   We're now ready to move on with the project and will be collaborating with talented members of Ilkeston Theatre Company  (   to present an exciting programme of new writing in Erewash at a non arts venue  in 2020.  New Website for Derbyshire Scriptwriters Time for a refresh!  Thanks to James our webmeister for his expertise, time and patience in creating our new 'easy on the eye' website and we're loving our new contemporary 2020 style look.  

Members News- January 2019

Happy New Year everyone! Derbyshire Scriptwriters started 2019 with our monthly meetup on the first Sunday of January in Derby Museum- as well as discussing two scripts in progress from DSW member John, we had some good news to share: Richard Layton’s play The Devil’s Bride has some additional tour dates on 20 th – 21 st March 2019 at Theatre Royal, Windsor, and 24 th – 25 th May 2019 at New Theatre Royal, Lincoln. Details are at John Briscoe is celebrating the publication of one of his short stories in his writing group's current anthology Chrissie Hall will be attending the anniversary party for The People’s Friend at publishers D.C. Thompson in Dundee, as well as leading a Residential Winter Writing Retreat on the 14th at Denman college ( ) She's also  running six creative writing sessions for Derbyshire CC at Ilkeston Library in January and February- for more information have a