About Our Chapter

About Dallas Area Romance Authors
Established in 1987, DARA - Chapter 56 of Romance Writers of America® - is a non-profit, voluntary association of writers dedicated to raising and maintaining quality in the romance genre and its sub-genres. DARA works to accomplish this through advocating high professional standards and through the dissemination of information on writing and the publishing industry.

DARA meets the 4th Saturday of every month January through October. The special holiday meeting is held the 1st Saturday of December.

Visitors are welcome, must be at least 18 years old, and may attend up to two meetings before joining DARA. A $10 visitor fee is payable at the door. To join DARA, you must be a member in good standing of RWA. Use the Join DARA link.

LAPSED MEMBERS: Rejoin DARA using the link on the right for Renew Membership/Rejoin.


Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Meeting

Date: February 24, 2018
Time: Workshop: 9:30 a.m. 
Location: Collin College Courtyard Campus
Room 422
4800 Preston Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
Topic: Building Character with Word Choice - Elizabeth Essex’s class will present six techniques for building vivid, memorable characters that jump off the page of your novel and into your readers’ hearts and minds, including visualization, world-building, emotional truth, dialog and rhetorical devices.

Questions? Contact dallasarearomanceauthors@gmail.com

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2017 DARANews Articles
An AT A GLANCE LIST of the articles appearing in the DARANews so you can find them more easily in the archives.
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For more information on our chapter, please contact Heather Long at heathervlong@gmail.com.