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 …

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 …

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 …

The New Normal for Now: DSW July Meetup

Meeting in the sunshine was rather different from our usual meetings held in the Museum.  We enjoyed being able to discuss our different experiences of writing (or not writing) and responses to our lockdown experiences.   Several of us found it difficult to write initially, some \’recovered\’ their muse quicker than others, some confessed to a …

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 …

DSW Members develop skills at Derby Quad

Several lucky DSW members were awarded bursaries from DSW funds and enjoyed two recent workshops at Derby Quad– \’Directing and Performing\’ and \’Scriptwriting from Page to Performance\’. The morning and the afternoon sessions  were  interesting, helpful and  well timed for DSW as members are looking forward to bringing their own short plays \’from page to performance\’ …