Creative Goal-Setting Workshop with Molly Blaisdell

Jan 31, 2024 - Feb 09, 2024

Zoom & Brazos Valley Arts Council, 4180 HWY 6 South, College Station

Join our hands on workshop and set your creative goals for 2024!

Back by popular demand!

Zoom Replay:

Author-illustrator Molly Blaisdell returns to lead us through her ever-popular yearly workshop on setting creative goals.

Expect to dream big and dig deep! 

Bring a notebook and any inspiring magazine images/art you’d like to share for the vision board portion.

Art supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own scissors, markers, colored pencils, etc.

If you’ve participated before, bring your past workshop journals! 

About Our Guest Speaker

Molly Blaisdell is the author of over 50 books for young children, including THE BIG FUZZY COAT (HMH, ebook), REMBRANDT AND THE BOY WHO DREW DOGS (Barron's), and IF YOU WERE A QUADRILATERAL

(Capstone Press). As a freelancer with hundreds of writing credits, her publishers include Scholastic, Hasbro, and eHOW. Molly is currently a production editor for the International Ocean Discovery Program.

For more about Molly check out

General Meeting Info

Our meetings are free and open to the public. We encourage you to invite members of the Brazos Valley writing community to join us!

Our regional meetings feature guest speakers sharing writing and illustration tips as well as industry news and social time for members to meet and network. Meetings are preceded by a gentle critique (see below). Meetings are streamed via Zoom and available for replay. Login details and replay links are available on each meeting's event page.

Meeting times:

Last Wednesday of each month (minus July, Nov & Dec)

11am - 11:30am Gentle manuscript critique

11:30am - 12:30pm Guest speaker/featured activity

12:30pm - on social time followed by lunch at a local restaurant (meal not covered by SCBWI)


Zoom and in person at Brazos Valley Arts Council, 4180 Hwy 6 South, College Station, TX 77845

Gentle Critique info:

If you’d like to share your work in progress with others and receive or provide feedback, please bring printed copies of up to 5 pages of a manuscript to share. Zoom participants will be allowed to screen share in order to receive feedback. Please see this handy guide on critique etiquette if this will be your first time participating in a critique:

Be our next meeting guest!

Passionate about a specific kid-lit related topic? Want to practice your upcoming school visit presentation? We’re always looking for guest speakers for our monthly meetings. Our meetings are cozy and supportive - a great place to get your feet wet as a presenter and get to know your local children's literature creators. Feel free to pitch us! Guests can present in person or via Zoom and receive $50 compensation as well as lunch after our meeting. Presentations take place on the last Wednesday of the month from 11am-12pm and can be in the format of workshops, interviews, slideshows… you name it! Pitch us your ideas at