NTRWA & DARA
proudly present the Texas Two-Step 2019
with Damon Suede, award-winning author
Who: The event is open to everyone, although members of NTRWA and DARA receive a discounted admission. Any writer, regardless of genre, can benefit from this workshop.
What: The Texas Two-Step Conference featuring Damon Suede. Damon will present two, three-hour workshops: Characterization from 9am-noon, and Dialogue from 1-4 pm. These workshops have never before been presented in the Southwest.
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019. 9 am - 4 pm. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 am.
Where: Grapevine Golf Course, 3800 Fairway Drive, Grapevine, Texas
Please note: Fairway Drive (aka the "dam" road) is closed to thru traffic at least until March 2019, so there is no access to the Grapevine Golf Club from the south. If you're coming from the south or east of DFW Airport, you might need to access the site from the north (the Flower Mound side of the lake). We will update all registrants via email if we learn the road is open prior to the conference. A map with the detour can be found to the right.
How: Register by clicking HERE. When you finish the form, it will take you to our PayPal portal. You MUST complete the PayPal transaction for the registration to be submitted.
Registration is limited. Deadline for registration is March 31, or when the event is sold out.
Cost: NTRWA and DARA members pay $40. All others pay $75.
- Two seminars by Damon Suede, Characterization (morning) and Dialogue (afternoon)
- Morning coffee bar
- Taco bar lunch (which can also accommodate vegetarians)
Hotel: We do not have a hotel with special conference rates. However, we are recommending the Marriott Courtyard Airport North/Irving.
Why: To improve your writing. To spend time with fellow writers. To learn something. To have fun. Why not?
Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over: Houston, New York, London, Prague. Along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director... but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for over a decade with the most loving, handsome, shrewd, hilarious, noble man to walk this planet.
Addictions: sweetness that isn’t sentimental, wit that isn’t bitter, strength that isn’t cruel. Allergies: professional victims, half-assery, clichés. Damon is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and currently serves on its national Board of Directors. He also served as the 2013 president for the Rainbow Romance Writers, RWA's LGBT romance chapter.
Though new to gay romance, Damon has been writing for print, stage, and screen for almost three decades, which is both more and less glamorous than you might imagine. He's won some awards, but his blessings are more numerous: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year.
Click to sign up for the Texas Two-Step
We will update this page when we learn that Fairway Drive reopens, which hopefully will be in March. However, below is the map of the detour to the north entrance, just in case.
(Note: The Texas Two Step is held at the Grapevine Golf Course on the north side of the road closure. This is different than the Cowboys Golf Club, which is on the south end of Fairway.)