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 successful runner up in the 10 minute play category in this year’s NAWG member’s competition – congratulations, Lynda!
After publishing his first collection of poetry, short stories and plays, DSW member Johnny has launched it to the public at his new website, www.jfsheehan.com, where you can see some of his published work, find out more about his work in progress, and of course, buy his book!
This September, DSW member Chrissie is talking online about her experiences in helping people from many different walks of life to tell their life story.
‘Have You Ever Thought About Writing Your Life Story?’ is hosted by Denman College
on Wednesday 15th September at 4 p.m.
To find out more and book a ticket, click here.
Congratulations to DSW members Richard, Johnny and Chrissie whose scripts will all feature at Belper Short Play Theatre this October!
Johnny supported a writing friend, now sadly deceased, to deliver the successful script ‘Someone’s at the Door’, along with Chrissie’s short play ‘Scarface’, and Richard’s *two* plays- ‘From Scratch’ and ‘Feeling Chipper’!
You’ll be able to see the hard work of DSW members in action at The Lion Hotel Belper on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October. Best of luck to everyone involved, including DSW member John who is working with Director Terry Stevenson and others to bring this festival of short plays to local audiences.
While the weather is still (reasonably) kind to us, we’ve decided to host our next meeting outdoors at Derby Quad on the Market Place. If you’d like to join us, get in touch through email@example.com – we’d love to see you- and your raincoat/ brolly/ sunglasses…
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 you updated with any changes as soon as possible.
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.
Great news from DSW member Richard, whose short story Coming of Age in Fairy will be featured in City Limits Publishing\’s latest collection, Another Place, Another Time: A Collection of Short Stories -congratulations, Richard!