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\’ …

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 …