Where are LARA meetings held?

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.

When and how often do you meet?

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.

What happens at your meetings? Will I have to read my writing in front of everyone?

LARA meetings consist of a meet and greet followed by a short business meeting and a speaker program. We also share member news and recognize the achievements of our members from the previous month.

You’ll never be forced to read your work in front of an audience, but you can participate in programs designed to hone your craft.

Can I visit a meeting and check out LARA before joining?

Yes! Visitors are welcome. You may visit our meetings twice before joining.  Your first meeting is free!

What if I have more questions?

If you have any questions please contact a board member.

3 Responses to FAQ

  1. I am interested in joining romance writers of America. Can I join through a particular chapter such as the one in studio City, as I live in Tarzana California? I have just published a novel. I am wondering what the dues are?
    Thank you

    • Cami Brite says:

      Hi Patricia, thanks for your interest! In order to join our chapter, you must first join RWA at their website (rwa.org) and then you can join by following the link from our site. Perhaps we will see you at our next meeting in January!

  2. I’m with Alabama’s Southern Magic Chapter, and we have a non-published writers contest that that closes to submissions on 3/6/2015. Can you please send this announcement to all those within your organization? My goal is to increase awareness because we have an all-star list of final judges.

    Thank you,
    Philisha Byrd Stephens
    Contest Coordinator

    Linda Howard Award of Excellence Contest for non-published authors:

    Sponsor: Southern Magic (Alabama RWA)
    Fee: $20–25.00
    Deadline: March 6, 2015
    Entry: First 25,000 words for all categories
    Judges: Experienced published and unpublished authors.
    Final Judges: Industry professionals (see all-star list on website).
    Top prize: A winner certificate and pin.
    FMI, visit http://www.southernmagic.org/lindahowardcontest.html

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