FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LARA
As part of Romance Writers of America, LARA is focused on writing romantic fiction stories, novellas, and novels in a variety of subgenres.
We’ve even been known to write literary fiction stories, novellas, and novels with romantic elements. And some of our authors also write or have written screenplays, plays, and non-fiction.
We support all sorts of writing, but our chapter’s primary focus is on promoting excellence in romantic fiction.
Check out our Members page to see what genres our authors write!
We are a chapter of Romance Writers of America, so in order to join our chapter, you must first belong to RWA.
You should also be actively pursuing a career in writing, since that’s our raison d’etre.
Otherwise, there are no special requirements. We look forward to having you as a member!
We’ve loaded this page with a lot of useful information about the benefits of joining our chapter. There are links on the page that will take you directly to the registration form on the RWA site.
Yes! Visitors are welcome. You may visit our meetings twice before joining.
Your first meeting is free!
LARA meetings consist of a meet and greet followed by a short business meeting (mostly news and chapter-related announcements) and about an hour with a guest speaker. We also share member news and recognize the milestone achievements of our members from the previous month.
Meetings are a place of interaction and learning with fellow authors. You’ll never be forced to read your work in front of an audience.
Typically LARA meets on the third Sunday of the month, however some meeting dates may vary to avoid holidays.
Check our calendar of upcoming meetings for exact dates, times, and programs.
LARA has no permanent offices, but our meetings are held at the Bridges Academy in Studio City, California. Take a look at where we meet for directions.
If you have any questions, please contact a board member.
Published Author Chat
This is a less formal event that allows published authors to discuss what is and what isn’t working for them in publishing.
The agenda is loose and flexible.
Any author who has indie pubbed or traditionally pubbed a short story, novella, or novel is welcome to attend!
Publishing! Anything that has to do with what happens once publishing happens.
“Bring Your Own Coffee!”
Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are both about a block from Bridges Academy.