Membership is handled via RWA. By clicking one of the buttons below, you will visit the RWA site to join our chapter.

  Join LARA by clicking an option below.  


LARA’s purpose is to promote excellence in romance fiction, to help writers exchange their knowledge and establish career goals, and to support and encourage our members through all levels of their careers.

Membership to LARA includes:

  • Member-only rates for monthly meetings with varied speakers and topics that highlight the business of writing
  • The award-winning LARA Confidential newsletter
  • Access to the chapter’s general networking forum
  • Access to our SPEW forum (Stop Procrastinating, Everybody Write!), an online writing sprint to get words on the page
  • Opportunity to find critique partners or a critique group
  • Opportunity to participate in our Book In A Year program
  • Access to our extensive conference workshop library, dating from 2004 to present
  • Sharing of milestone accomplishments like new releases and contest placement
  • Listing in our chapter member online directory
  • Following by LARA’s twitter presence
  • Volunteer opportunities to engage with other writers
  • Member-only rates on workshops and the California Dreamin’ writers conference
  • Member-only access to special functions and general resources

Annual membership dues are $48. Monthly meeting dues for members is $5.

LARA members must first belong to RWA.

Before joining our chapter, please join RWA at their website.


Membership is handled via RWA. By clicking one of the buttons below, you will visit the RWA site to join our chapter.

  Join LARA by clicking an option below.  


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