• Writer / Director Michael Stokes
  • BigStar Screenwriting Competition
  • Scene Reads
Serving the Needs of Dallas / Fort Worth Area Screenwriters Join our Community!

Who We Are and What We Do

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MEETINGS with Industry Professionals

We provide monthy screenwriter meetings featuring some of the best professionals in the business. Just check out a sampling of our Previous Guest Speakers.

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SCENE READINGS with Local Actors

Members can have up to ten pages of their work read by a group of local actors each month. Hear your words come to life during our live Scene Readings.

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WORKSHOPS and Seminars

In addition to our regular meetings, the DSA hosts intensive screenwriting workshops and seminars throughout the year. Members receive discounted rates.

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COMMUNITY Shared Experiences

There is something about being together with people who share the same interests that is encouraging. We have members at every level - from newbie to optioned.

Upcoming Events


  • 20 JUNE

    JUNE Regular Meeting

    Michael Stokes on Character Creation

    Writer / Director currently working on the ROADHOUSE remake and KEYS TO THE STREET with Christopher Nolan.


  • 24 JUNE

    JUNE Scene Reading

    at Half Price Books - Northwest Highway

    Scene Readings are open to the public and FREE to attend, but only DSA members can submit work to be read. Pages must be submitted by 6:00 pm. Casting immediately follows. Readings begin promptly at 6:45.


  • 18 JULY

    JULY Regular Meeting

    Jonathan Maberry

    New York Times and Multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning Author Jonathan Maberry has several projects in film and TV development. He is also a writing instructor and playwright. You won't want to miss this meeting!


  • 29 JULY

    July Scene Reading

    at Half Price Books - Northwest Highway

    Scene Readings are open to the public and FREE to attend, but only DSA members can submit work to be read. Pages must be submitted by 6:00 pm. Casting immediately follows. Readings begin promptly at 6:45.

  • Serving the Needs of the DFW Screenwriting Community

    # A non-profit organization, the Dallas Screenwriters Association provides monthly meetings featuring some of the best guest speakers in the industry, scene readings, workshops, seminars, networking opportunities and so much more.

    Explore the website to learn more about what we are doing and how you can be a part of this growing community.

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Some recent guest speakers