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.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MEETING:

Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Meeting

Date: October 27,, 2018
Time: Workshop: 9:30 a.m. 
Location: Collin College Courtyard Campus
Room 214
4800 Preston Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
Topic: Join the Dallas Area Romance Authors as Candace Havens presents Fast Draft. Learn how to work fast and furious on your first draft, without running into writer's block. Follow the rules and you may just find yourself with a completed first draft in just two weeks.

Bestselling author Candace Havens has published more than 25 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader Awards and National Readers Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities from George Clooney to Chris Pratt. Her entertainment columns are syndicated by FYI Television, Inc. She is the Executive Editor and Editorial Director for the Embrace and Amara lines at Entangled Publishing. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers and teaches comprehensive writing classes. She does film reviews with Hawkeye in the Morning on 96.3 KSCS and is a former President of the Television Critics Association.

Questions? Contact dallasarearomanceauthors@gmail.com

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For more information on our chapter, please contact Heather Long at heathervlong@gmail.com.