Online book launch event, 26 Jan 2022, for DSW member Johnny

Local Nottingham writer and DSW member JF Sheehan has his book ’No Borders to Poetry’ released on 26 January 2022. For Johnny, as he’s known locally, it’s his first book, and while he could not read or write till he was eleven years old, he admits his book might have taken a little time to …

DSW member takes a trip back into Derby’s holiday memories

DSW member Chrissie is thrilled to have been commissioned by Magna Vitae to write a soundscape script for the East Lindsey Audio Trail project in Lincolnshire.    In the past, Derby’s industry closed for ‘Royce’s Fortnight’ at the end of July- the town emptied and every family who could afford a holiday were ‘Going East’ …

January Meeting at Derby Museum, Sunday the 9th, 2-4pm

Happy new year! We’re meeting in the first floor meeting room at Derby Museum for our January meeting to discuss our recent entries to the Wentworth House writing competition – the agenda and scripts are now available for members to download. If you’d like to join us, you’d be more than welcome- visit the Join …

Using words and images to inspire change

DSW Member Chrissie and Leicestershire based photographer Linda Young,  are working with two groups of young people engaging with Youth Services in Leicestershire, to support and inspire them to create words and photographs marking Leicestershire’s contribution to the international campaign,  ‘Sixteen Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence‘. The exhibition will include work created by …

Crits and congratulations for October

It’s great to share good news as well as our work, which is why October’s meeting went so well – DSW member Lynda couldn’t make it to the meeting, but thanks to Johnny lending us his telephone we could still offer feedback to her as a group, and congratulate her for ‘Voltaire’s Garden’ being a …

Covid-19 update

Derbyshire Scriptwriters is regularly reviewing where and how it holds its monthly meetings due to the current Covid-19 pandemic – but we’re still here, still writing, and still supporting each other by exchanging information and opportunities and critiquing scripts.We hope to be back inside our regular meeting place inside Derby Museum soon, and will keep …

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 …