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We 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. We are supported in part by the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.

Questions? Contact President George Latimer at latimerstx(at)suddenlink.net.

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March Monthly Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11
Community Center at Brian Bachmann Park, College Station

Open Readings: Bring seven minutes’ worth of your latest work to read, and get a gentle critique, if desired. If you touch on the theme of “Gone With the Wind,” (however loosely), you’ll be eligible for a prize.

Brazos Writers Networking/Social Event
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
Lupe Tortilla, College Station

Join us as we discuss writing and get to know each other better!

April Monthly Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8
Community Center at Brian Bachmann Park, College Station

Contracting Tips for Writers and Editors, with Susan Adams and Dr. Ramona Paetzold. Susan has a lifetime’s worth of experience with contracting as director of research development for the Texas transportation institute at Texas A&M, where she prepared 500+ contracts per year for 25 years. Ramona is a professor and Mays Research Fellow with Mays Business School at Texas A&M. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Law and her primary research interests are in the intersection of human resource management and employment law.

George R.R. Martin to visit Texas A&M Feb. 27

George R.R. Martin, author of the best-selling book series that spawned the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones,” will visit Texas A&M University to celebrate the acquisition of the University Libraries’ 5 millionth volume by presenting a first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, funded by Martin as a gift to the university.

The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27 in Rudder Auditorium.
Martin will present the first-edition Tolkien volume, which features illustrations by Tolkien himself, as a gift to the Texas A&M University Libraries’ Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection housed in the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Martin will also read a few pages from The Hobbit before formally presenting it.

The award-winning fantasy author has also placed his personal collection of manuscripts, books and associated memorabilia at Texas A&M in Cushing Library’s special collections. Cushing celebrated the collection with an exhibit, Deeper Than Swords, and appearance by the author in March 2013 that drew a crowd from across the country.

The campus community and the public are invited to Martin’s appearance, free of charge; entry will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

At this time, Martin is not scheduled for a meet-and-greet or autograph signing session in conjunction with the 5 millionth volume celebrations.

For more information, contact Patrick Zinn, Texas A&M University Libraries, at 979-845-4265 or pzinn@library.tamu.edu.

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