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We meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Southwood Community Center in College Station. 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 Brazos Valley.

Questions? Contact President Ramona Paetzold at brazoswriters2015(at)gmail.com.

What’s Next

Fall Social/Networking Event
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 7
Lupe Tortilla, College Station

Get to know your fellow writers and enjoy some of the best Mexican food in town at this informal networking event!

October Monthly Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, October 14
Southwood Community Center, College Station

Author_Photo_Small_329125501_stdNoted children’s author Molly Blaisdell will discuss “Building Better Characters.” This session will be in a workshop format and participants should bring paper and have a character or number of characters in mind.

Participants will learn innovative ways to add realism and dynamism to characters.  Plumb_Crazy_Nook_Cover_261125408_stdThey will gain tools to help them expand their under-standing of their characters. Finally, they will try out some unique exercises that will open new windows to characterization.

Molly is the author of 30 books for children and a freelancer with hundreds of credits.chicken_the_bomb_261124618_large She’s blogged for Penguin’s Author Learning Center, a community that offers tips and tools and a support network to help authors who wish to publish a book, and she’s also served as an advisor and mentor to many successful writers. Molly also writes as Cece Barlow. She lives in College Station with her husband Tim and two cats, one evil and one good.

November Monthly Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, November 11
Southwood Community Center, College Station

Open Readings with the theme of “Children of the Corn.” Bring seven minutes’ worth of your work to share with the group, and get a gentle critique, if desired. If your work touches on the theme (however loosely), you’ll be eligible for a door prize.

December Monthly Meeting: Informal Holiday Partytree
7 p.m. Wednesday, December 9
Southwood Community Center, College Station

We’ll provide a turkey or ham, and drinks, and ask you to bring a side dish. Bring a wrapped, writing-related book or other item (costing less than $15; re-gifting is fine) if you want to participate in the gift exchange. We’ll also have the world premiere reading of our round robin story! Don’t miss it!

Women & Crime Workshop


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015
Southwood Community Center, College Station

A few highlights:

Life in The Houston Forensic Science Center: Courtney Head






From Foot Patrol to Lieutenant: Leslie Hicks of the College Station Police Department









Panel on How to Create a Strong Female Detective, Professional or Amateur, with Rebecca Nolen, Patricia Flaherty Pagan, Kay Kendall and Gay Yellen








Social Hour/Networking Reception/Book Signings