Desert Screenwriters Guild, the fastest growing writers’ organization in Southern California, brings screenwriters together from Hollywood to Palm Springs and the surrounding Desert communities.

We offer year-round programs for those working in or who wish to work in visual media, including Feature Films, Documentaries, TV, video games, and Web Series.

Our members range from beginners to award-winning writers, along with established industry pros who share their experience working in the industry.

Our programs include presentations from top Hollywood screenwriters and insiders as well as workshops on all aspects of screen and TV writing, including how to develop pitches, log lines and other industry requisites needed to bring a story to the screen.

We stage table reads with professional actors and offer guided critique and feedback opportunities.

If you want to improve your writing skills, work with professionals, and hone your next script to industry standards, we welcome you to the Desert Screenwriters Guild.


Membership is open to all person ages 18 years and older. Persons under the age of 18 require parent authorization to join.

Membership dues are $65.00 per year due by the first of July annually.




New members can submit personal information on the directory page, including a photo.

For more information on meetings, membership or those wishing to speak to Desert Screenwriting Guild, Inc. Please email Janiel Austin at

Non-members will be charged a $15.00 fee to attend a meeting.