Mid America Romance Authors

Where writers grow and flourish.


At MARA, we believe in advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers. If you want to connect to other romance authors, hone your skills as a writer, or learn more about what’s happening in this ever-changing genre, we would love for you to visit. We are a Kansas City-based writers group with opportunities for virtual members from anywhere. Join us for a meeting!

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Next Meeting

JULY 27TH in the Multi-Purpose Room.


Presented by Lisa Rayne (intellectual property lawyer turned romance author)

“That person stole my work!” But…did they? Over the last few years, you’ve probably witnessed a public battle or two between authors over works they claim have been infringed or plagiarized. Do you know whether they (or you) actually have rights to claim? What about the use of popular brands or song lyrics or movie lines you love in your next breakout novel? What can and can’t you do? These are all questions you’ll better be able to answer by the end of this talk covering the key concepts of copyright, trademarks, and plagiarism authors should know and understand.



Find Us Live

7710 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208


We meet at the Prairie Village Police Department municipal facility near 75th and Mission from noon to 3pm, or you can join in via Zoom.

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Curious about MARA or want more information about us, our meetings, speaking opportunities, contests, or anything else? We’d love to chat! Send us a message via this form or email us at membership@marakc.com.