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

Stephanie Hilliard, a technical writer and editor with more than twenty years of experience, will discuss how writers can benefit from the social media site LinkedIn.

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.

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!

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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