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 www.mollyblaisdell.com
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.
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
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: https://www.scbwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014_LA_Dos-and-Donts.pdf
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 email@example.com