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    About Our Chapter

    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.

    We welcome visitors to our meetings. Visitors must be at least 18 years old and may attend up to two meetings before joining DARA. A $5 visitor fee is payable at the door.

    LAPSED MEMBERS: If you did not renew before your membership expired, you will need to rejoin DARA as a new member. Please use the link on the right for lapsed members and use the join option rather than the renew option.

    Upcoming Meeting

    Date: July 19, 2014
    Time: 8:45 am - Romance 101
    9:30 am - Business Meeting and Program
    Location: The Holiday Inn Select US-75 (North Central Expressway) and Campbell Road in Richardson, TX (map).
    Topic: Conference Etiquette:
    The RWA National Conference is back in Texas and for many of our members, this will be their first time to attend. Join us on Saturday, July 19th to discover from conference pros, Julie Benson and Kathleen Baldwin, how to prepare for the conference. Learn the ins and outs of fan girl etiquette, how to deal with social anxiety, and tricks for pitching to agents and editors. Plus, get tips on what to wear and what to pack, what to expect when you get there, and how to get the most out of your conference experience.

    Presented By: Julie Benson and Kathleen Baldwin

    Questions? Contact adhicks3@att.net

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