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About Us

 Derbyshire Scriptwriters (DSW) have been meeting since 1997 developing our scripts for various genres including film, television, theatre and radio. We have received grants and funding from a number of sources and have provided training in script development, treatment writing and script reading etc. for our members and guests.

Our members have won script writing awards and competitions, and several have had their work broadcast, screened and performed on TV, stage, radio and at the cinema. Some members write in other genres and share an interest in scriptwriting and script reading and others just enjoy being part of the group.

We hold regularly monthly meetings at Derby Museum during which we constructively criticise scripts, and share information on networking, competitions, funding, training, jobs and writing opportunities.  We have provided bursaries for members attending script writing courses, and we have hosted script writing event days for members and guests. 

Our aim is to enjoy writing our own scripts while supporting other members by reading and critiquing their scripts.  We support each other to improve our skills, to benefit our career opportunities, and always strive to create scripts which offer great experiences for actors and audiences. 

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November Online Meetup report

  DSW continue to share writing opportunities and support each other during these difficult times.  Our November meeting happened via Zoom and members who were awarded a bursary towards the cost of Quad will be receiving cheques shortly.  The bursary was used to attend Alex Davies' excellent Ghost Writing session - and the group is looking forward to being able to work with local actors on a ghostly project in the future.  Two members enjoyed being part of a lively online reading group hosted by another DSW member.  Next month we will be meeting on line, and look forward to having a ghostly script to critique.    

December 2020 meeting roundup

Our final meeting of 2020 was over the internet again, with a great deal of discussion about the merits of outdoor performances alongside DSW member Johns ghostly tale in the park. And as a new, and hopefully brighter new year is around the corner , a number of DSW members have been awarded Bursaries and will be attending Quad courses in January 2021. Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

Socially Distanced DSW meetup Sun 12th Jul

Derbyshire Scriptwriters have continued to support each other and critique scripts over recent difficult months.   Some DSW members will be meeting in a member's outdoor space, weather permitting, on Sunday 12th July to critique two short scripts and deal with a short business agenda and have a sociable catch-up.    Anyone interested in coming should contact the Secretary for details on email: