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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: January 24, 2015
    Time: 8:45 am - Romance 101 (No Romance 101 in September)
    9:30 am - Business Meeting and Program
    Location: Richardson Civic Center US-75 (North Central Expressway) and Arapaho Road in Richardson, TX (map).
    Topic: Humor: It's More Than Just a Joke
    Ten ways to incorporate humor into your writing and how humor can be used to help you achieve multiple goals while crafting your story.

    Presented By: Kerrelyn Sparks

    Romance 101: Stay tuned for details!

    Questions? Contact adhicks3@att.net

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