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This section of the site keeps you posted on what's happening within the group, important information that you may find interesting and current news on upcoming events and competitions.



23 August 2015

Ever watched a movie and thought I could have written a better ending than that? If so, nows your chance at www.cartridgesave.co.uk/thealties (part of www.cartridgesave.co.uk).


13 May 2015

'Unforgettable', a new play by Tim Elgood, is touring the region with New Perspectives Theatre Company. Tour dates can be found at www.newperspectives.co.uk.


19 April 2015

Swanwick Writers' Summer School is now accepting bookings for August 8th to August 14th. For more details please see www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk/


11 January 2015

Chrissie Hall, founder member of Derbyshire Scriptwriters will be leading a Winter Writing Retreat at Denman College, Marcham, Oxfordshire from 29th Jan to 1st February Dig out that unfinished writing project, or get inspired to begin writing something completely new at Denman this Winter. Overcome writer's block and enjoy working in a supportive tutor led classroom group and in 'one to one' sessions on your short stories, memoirs, life story, sketches, scripts, plays, articles or novel with opportunities to discuss your work within this small group of like-minded students. For more information email chrissie@lifestorywriting.co.uk or Denman 01865 391991


6 October 2014

Its All in the Mind Pintsized Play by DSW member Richard Layton will be performed by Embers Theatre Company in Sheffield October 17th-18th and by Chase Theatre Company in London October 24th-25th. See www.emberstheatre.com and/or www.chase-theatre-company.com for details.


5 August 2014

Bare Fiction Magazine (see www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk)is currently accepting submissions for its next issue and is also running a writing competition for poetry, flash fiction and short stories.


18 March 2014

DSW member Richard Layton's pub theatre piece 'It's All in the Mind' is being produced by Zoom Arts on May 11th at Western Front, Brighton.


5 January 2014

It's All in the Mind - competition winning script by DSW member Richard Layton is now published in Pintsized Plays Volume 2. See www.pintsizedplays.org.uk for details.


8 January 2013

We are moving: Starting from Sunday February 3rd 2013 we will be meeting at Derby Museum from 2-4pm and then continuing on the first Sunday of the month. Newcomers are welcome.


23 August 2012

Call for scripts: 10 minute screenplays are wanted at http://www.intel.com/content/www/uk/en/ultrabook/experience/fourstories.html








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