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Interested in joining DARA (Dallas Chapter of RWA – Romance Writers of America)? We’d love to have you. We’re committed to inclusion. We want EVERYONE to feel welcome.

You are welcome to be a visitor twice to our monthly meetings. On your third visit, we ask you to join. Dues for DARA are $45 annually. You must be a member of RWA to be a member of DARA. You can find information to join on the myRWA website. If you are already a member of RWA, you can join our chapter directly. Click here!

Upcoming 2019 Meetings & Workshops

We typically meet the 4th Saturday of each month.

Romance 101 begins at 8:40 am.
Regular meeting begins at 9:30 am.

Collin College Courtyard Campus
4800 Preston Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093 (Room 214)


June 22, 2019: Melissa Blue presents Making Consent Sexy

Includes breaking down both what is sexual tension, and how romance authors can use consent in these moments and in sex scenes without giving that after-school special feel. Steamy excerpts will be used as examples, and we will delve into a bit of the science of attraction. Get ready to make consent sexy.

Melissa Blue’s writing career started on a typewriter one month after her son was born. This would have been an idyllic situation for a writer if it had been 1985, not 2004. She penned that first contemporary romance, upgraded to a computer and hasn’t looked back since.


August 24, 2019: Addison Fox presents Anatomy of a Sale

A detailed discussion of what to expect from this author’s substantial experience as a traditionally published author.

Addison Fox can’t remember a time when words weren’t a part of her life. An avid reader, her love of the written word started at the tender age of 1 with “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear (a poem she could recite by heart to any family member who would listen).

A romantic suspense & contemporary romance author, Addison has worked with St. Martins, Harlequin, Penguin/NAL and Entangled and is currently hard at work on two series, one with Harlequin’s Romantic Suspense line and a contemporary trilogy for St. Martins. Visit her website by clicking here.