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Monday 16th March at the St Louis Writers' Group

6:30 pm at Big Daddy's in Soulard

We present a new play

Screens - by David Hawley  

Nadine and Ben have planned a nice dinner at their apartment, for a few friends.
The trouble is, everyone is looking at screens, so Nadine suggests a game: anyone can use their phone, but the calls texts, emails and pictures have to be shared with the whole group. After all, they have been close friends for years.
Maybe some embarrassing stuff will come out, but that's the fun part. Nobody has any real secrets...?
Note that this play explores some adult themes with occasional strong language.

2020 Schedule
The schedule for 2020 (as far as it goes) is set out below. There are still plenty of open slots and if we need more we are likely to add extra days, especially toward the end of the year. 

New Rule for 2020
STLWG is essentially a mutual help group; we expect to get advice and constructive criticism from other playwrights, so we expect people who seek advice to be prepared to come and give it too.  Consequently, we are  bringing in a rule that if you want to have a play read at the STLWG, you must have attended at least two events prior to your own reading.

If you have any questions about this, please get in touch. 

St. Louis Writers' Group 2019 schedule.

March
2  Steven Clark – The Lovestick
16  David Hawley - Screens
April
6  Dennis Fisher – How heaven works
20  How Did This Happen – Patrick Anderson
May
4  SLAM part one
11  SLAM part two
18  SLAM finals
June
1 Night of one acts
15 The Huddled Masses – Brad Slavik
July
6 Mario Farwell – Apollo's Way
20 Reading or workshop
August
3 Reading or workshop
17 Reading or workshop
September
14 David Hawley – Becky's Grandma
21 Mario Farwell – Rain Dance
October
5 Slam part one
12 Slam part two
19 Slam finals
November
2  Rob Miller – Courting Molly
16 Richard Young - Tenderloin
December
7 Night of one acts
14 Holiday monologues and party

The evening
Entry to the St Louis Writers' Group events is always free. Our meetings are organized but informal events, held upstairs in a pub. Drinks and food can be ordered downstairs, which they will bring up for you. We encourage everyone to come on time for 6:30 p.m. so as not to miss the start.

We usually meet on the first Monday of the month for the reading of a completed script, and the third Monday of the month for either a similar reading, or a workshop of short pieces, partly completed works, ideas and other material. Sometimes there are special events - see the calendar.

Playwrights
Anyone can have plays read at the St Louis Writers' Group, there are no pre-qualifications, academic or otherwise, and no membership. We can help find actors, or feel free to arrange your own. We do need to know in advance, and if you are a first time playwright we suggest a workshop evening. If you simply show up with a script, we'll do our best, but it might not be possible to fit it in without warning.

Actors
If you are an actor and would be willing to read for us please let us know. Most events require readers. Feel free to pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

Audience
We are always happy to see people who just want to show up and listen. We have a moderated discussion of the work afterwards, in which anyone can take part (to help the playwright develop the work), but there are not usually any forms or surveys. Plays Note that STLWG does not edit or censor scripts, so the content may occasionally be controversial or use adult language, though we do not condone anything that is deliberately inflammatory. If you are submitting material that might fall into this category please let us know.

The St. Louis Writers' Group is dedicated to the development of area playwrights, screenwriters and writers of musical theater through reading, discussions and workshops.  For more information about this reading or organization or for information about submitting a work for a reading, checkout our web site, www.stlwritersgroup.com, Phone  314-865-1296, or send an e-mail to farwemar@aol.com