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Better later than never: AGM report (27 June 2021)

It was a breath of fresh air in every way for members of Derbyshire Scriptwriters to finally meet for their Annual General meeting last weekend - our AGM met in the outside seating of Quad Cafe to catch up on what had been achieved in the last year, and discuss what we planned to do in the next. Despite the wind trying to snatch our agenda sheets for a better look, we just about managed to keep hold of our papers and bags, and got through an inspiring AGM filled with positive reports of publication, awards, and progress by our members in what's been a difficult time for creating new work.  The board for the new year was elected, with Chrissie and Andrew agreeing to work as joint Chairpersons, and Richard and Diana returning to their excellent work as Secretary and Treasurer respectively. A special thank you also goes to DSW member Maria, who treated the group with carrot cake to take home with us - delicious! We've all been living through extraordinary times since the start of

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.