writerWe meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Southwood Community Center at Brian Bachmann Park. First-time visitors are invited to attend for free. Others are asked to become members ($36 per calendar year, prorated) or pay $5 to attend an individual meeting. You can keep up with the latest news by liking our Facebook fan page. Questions? Contact President George Latimer at latimerstx(at)suddenlink.net. We are generously supported by the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

What’s Next

2014 Writing Contest Underway. $400 prize for best short story! Anyone, anywhere, may enter–no need to be a member of Brazos Writers. Details are here. Good luck!

sharonMini-Workshop: Self-Edit and Sell: Editing Techniques for Success
6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25
Conference Room, College Station Fire Station #6 (at corner of University and Tarrow)
$25 per person. Pay with cash or check at the door.

Writing and editing are very different activities, but local writer Sharon Roe will share tips and techniques to make self-editing easier and more efficient.

October Monthly Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, October 8
Community Center at Bachmann Park, Rock Prairie Road, College Station

Kevin O’Sullivan, head of records management at Texas A&M’s Cushing Library, will give a behind-the-scenes look at the university’s world-renowned sci fi and fantasy collections, including early manuscripts and memorabilia donated by George R. R. Martin of “Game of Thrones” fame.

November Monthly Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, November 12
Community Center at Bachmann Park, Rock Prairie Road, College Station

Open Readings: Bring seven minutes’ worth of your latest work to share with the group, and get a gentle critique if desired. If your work touches on the theme of “November Noir,” then you’ll be eligible for a door prize.

December Monthly Meeting: Holiday Party
7 p.m. Wednesday, December 10
Community Center at Bachmann Park, Rock Prairie Road, College Station

We’ll provide a ham or turkey and drinks, if you’ll bring a side dish, salad, dessert or bread! Join us for our annual celebration of the passing year that includes the world premiere reading of our round-robin holiday story and gift exchange. If you’d like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped, writing-related gift (book about writing, pen set, mouse pad, etc.) that costs less than $10.

Teen and middle grade authors invited to participate in Nov. 8 event

Signing by Teen & Middle Grade Authors
Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and Sunday, November 9, 2-4 p.m.
Larry J. Ringer Library, 1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. S., College Station, TX 77845
Teen and tween aspiring authors and adult authors who write for teen and middle grade audiences: talk about your books and about other teen and middle grade fiction. To participate, contact Kendra at kperkins@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416. More information is at http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=368&cid=all&mc_id=3158

How to sell books at the Arts Council

Straight from Rachel Hoekstra, visitor services coordinator at the Arts Council of Brazos Valley:
We would love to have your members’ books for sale in our Artisans’ Corner gift shop! Everything in our gift shop is on consignment, and we have a 70/30 split, with 70% going to the artist/author. Any Brazos Writer interested in putting their books in the Artisans’ corner can call or email to set up a time to meet with me. We have a consignment agreement that I like to go over with each artist represented. Typically we’ll keep art in the gift shop for about 6 months before rotating it out, but we do have flexibility and can keep the books longer if they are doing well.
Interested? Contact Rachel at 979-696-2787 or info(at)acbv(dot)org