What we're about

Denver Screen Writers (DSW)

A Resource. A Screen Writing Community. A Catalyst.

We Meetup once a month at the Capital Tea on the last Saturday of the month. (Check DSW Calendar dates)

From 2:00pm - 3:00pm Tools, Tips and Resources are shared during the Screen Writers SkillShop

From 3:00pm - 4:00pm Advanced Screen Writing - In-depth Skills Training & Table Readings

Beginner screen writers do not need to have started a screenplay and can come to learn the trade.

Advanced or intermediate level screen writers that have written at least one or more full length screenplays and have knowledge of the basic fundamentals, attend the Advanced Screen Writers time slot to work on specific skills, have table readings and collaborate.

The Denver Screen Writers' Meetup is a screenwriting community dedicated to connecting fellow screen writers who want to increase their knowledge, and join a supportive network to; improve our scripts, learn from each other and take their screenwriting to the next level.

Joint us to participate in sharing our experience, resources, skills and encouragement.
(Members are encouraged to bring the skills/tips/techniques to share which they have found useful, and we will build up our resources and tools at each Meetup.)

Check out our calendar of events and join us to participate in: Postings of screen writing events around town.

Ø ScreenWriting SkillShop - Improving our script writing skills in character, story boarding, exposition, structure, pacing, dialogue and log lines and table readings.

Ø Creative CritiqueShop - Bring your Scripts for a table reading. We creatively critique each others scripts providing positive and constructive feedback on character analysis, sequencing & structure, etc.

Ø Movie DeConstruction Night - Viewing a movie and review the script. We have a blast discussing the script structure, beats, theme, act breaks, the point of no return, the final resolution and concept.

Ø Script WorkShop - We bring in teachers to conduct script development workshops for our members.

Ø DSW Resource & Script Library - Download major motion pictures and TV scripts for use in our DSW Meetup's from the DSW Script Library.

The DSW $12.00 annual fee is for DSW Membership, library access and attendance at the in-person Meetup's. (Script Library with over 1,000 scripts dating from the 1920's on, including TV pilots, Black List scripts, and educational resources maintained for the DSW Member Community.

Note: There is a $5.00 fee for the in-perosn DSW Meetup, if you have not paid the $12 year member fee.

Click on the DSW Member Dues link below for payment and membership to the DSW: (A link to the DSW Resource & Script Library will be emailed upon membership dues payment.)

You can make payment on the "Member Dues" link located on the left of this home page screen:

The DSW annual fee covers: the yearly fee for Meetup.com, the yearly Dropbox.com fee for the DSW Resource & Script Library with over 1,000 scripts dating from the 1920's on, including TV pilots, Black List scripts, and educational resources maintained for the DSW Member Community.

In addition to the free DSW Meetup's every 4th Saturday of the month, we provide free DSW events like the Movie DeConstruction workshop and DSW Screen Writing Workshops where teachers charge a nominal fee to present their material, and bring advanced screen writing skills to the DSW community.

DSW House Rules: DSW Membership Feedback and Online Posting Policy

The Denver Screen Writers' Meetup is founded on the principle of cooperation and collaboration. Our membership enjoys a nurturing co-created environment of constructive feedback and encouragement. Any issues should be brought directly to the person to which such issues arise.

Please note that DSW postings go to the entire DSW membership, and the spirit of the entire DSW Meetup membership should be considered before posting;-)


Tracy O’Shaughnessy
Denver Screen Writers Founder & Organizer

Upcoming events (5+)

The 2019 Colorado Writing Workshop

The Westin Westminster

Need a Literary Agent? Consider attending the 2019 Colorado Writing Workshop. The Top 10 Things Movies Can Teach Novelists + Consultations on your pages! | with Trai Cartwright This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” intensive, full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome. 10 agents present! https://coloradowritingworkshop.com/ Hope to see you there;-) Tracy O'Shaughnessy Denver Screen Writers Meetup | Founder & Organizer [masked]

8 Weeks to a Screenplay with Trai Cartwright

357 McCaslin Blvd

8 Weeks to a Screenplay Beginning in August (Check back for start date and time) 357 S. McCaslin Boulevard, Suite #200 Louisville, CO www.lighthousewriters.org

ScreenWriting SkillShop: At Capital Tea on Broadway

Screen Writing Skill Shop: From 2:00pm -3:00pm beginner and advanced from 3:00pm - 4:00pm advanced screen writer topics and table readings. (Note: beginners are welcome to stay for the advanced level discussion and table readings). DSW meets once a month at the Capital Tea on Broadway (meeting in the fun seating area). Join us for improving our scriptwriting skills in all areas including exposition, structure, dialogue, sequencing, story boarding, and meet with fellow screenwriters who are facing the same challenges and excitement in their scripts. Whether you are just getting started or are rewriting/polishing and getting to the next step of Agent/Manager/Lawyer and representation, you are welcome and will find something here for you. (Members are encouraged to bring the skills/tips/techniques to share that they have found useful, and we will build up our toolboxes on each Meet Up!) Bring your scripts (with copies) for table readings! We look forward to seeing you there! Tracy O'Shaughnessy [masked][masked]

Hacking Hollywood – Sell Your Script to LA

1401 Walnut St

Colorado Filmmaker Incubator Hacking Hollywood – Sell Your Script to LA September (Check back for start date and time) Boulder, CO https://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Filmmaking-Incubator/ $5 Donation

Past events (266)

3rd Annual Table Read from WIFMCO - Saturday

Ford-Warren Branch Library

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