Past Programs

PAST

SPEAKERS

 

Here's a sampling of the speakers DARA has had

in the last few years. We hope you'll decide to join us

in this dynamic organization.

 

2020 Speakers for DARA:

 

January: Adrianna Herrera, Author

            “Domestic Violence in Romance: Telling the

            Stories Survivors Need”

 

February: Amy Tasukada, Author

            “Exploring the Rainbow”

 

March: LaQuette, Author

            “Critical Lens: Insights into Perspective

 

April: Sasha Summer, Author

            “Creating a Series Bible”

 

May: Sherry Thomas, Author

            “Evoking Emotion on the Page”

 

June: Robin Covington, Author

            “Picturing the End: Unleashing the PFM* to create a story your readers cannot                           put down. (Pure Effing Magic)”

 

July: Amy Fisher, MidContinental Library

            “What Librarians Wish Authors Knew”

 

August: Mel Jolly, Author Assistant & Motivational Speaker

            “Get Your *Stuff* Together: Organization for Creatives”

 

September: Jaye Wells, Author: Conflict

 

October: Kathleen Baldwin, Author:

            “The Future of Storytelling: changes in the way we tell tales”

 

December Holiday Party: Holly Ingraham, Editor

            “Make these Habits your 2021 Publishing Goals”

 

 

2019 Speakers for DARA:

 

January:

 

February:

 

March: Candace Havens

            “'Revision Hell’: a system to attack your manuscript and polish it to perfection"

 

April: Jenn LeBlanc, Photographer

            “How to Get a Great Cover & Not Get Arrested in the Process”

 

April Special Workshop: Damon Suede: Verbalize

 

May: Michael Peterson:

            “The Business of Books: Selling your Product

 

June: Melissa Blue

            “Making Consent Sexy"

 

July: Unconference: Meetup and brainstorm

 

August: Addison Fox

            “Anatomy of a SALE”

 

September: Tracy Brogan

            “Small Moment / Big Stories

 

October: Piper Hugeley

            “Stay Sweet: Keeping the Door Closed and the Romance Warm”

 

October Special Workshop: Tami Cowden

            “Hero v Villain: Developing Plot with Protagonists/ Antagonists

December Holiday Party: Becca Syme

            “Know your Writer Strengths”

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Tracy Brogan talks to DARA about Small Moments in October 2019