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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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\’ later this year.
Local writer Tina Jay and Director Jack Brett Anderson were generous and helpful and inspirational. Jack will be Directing Tina\’s current play \’Syndrome\’ at the Tristam Bates Theatre in London in February and we thank them, and wish them every success with the play.
Also thanks to Alex Davies at Quad for hosting these two excellent workshops.
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 launched later this month.
Happy New Year everyone! Derbyshire Scriptwriters started 2019 with our monthly meetup on the first Sunday of January in Derby Museum- as well as discussing two scripts in progress from DSW member John, we had some good news to share:
- Richard Layton’s play The Devil’s Bride has some additional tour dates on 20th– 21st March 2019 at Theatre Royal, Windsor, and 24th – 25thMay 2019 at New Theatre Royal, Lincoln. Details are at www.rumpustheatrecompany.co.uk/future.htm
- John Briscoe is celebrating the publication of one of his short stories in his writing group\’s current anthology
Chrissie Hall will be attending the anniversary party for The People’s Friend at publishers D.C. Thompson in Dundee, as well as leading a Residential Winter Writing Retreat on the 14th at Denman college (http://www.lifestorywriting.co.uk/?p=692)She\’s also running six creative writing sessions for Derbyshire CC at Ilkeston Library in January and February-
for more information have a look at the poster below, or call 01629 533733