We welcome author-illustrator Adriana Bergstrom Hernandez back to our meeting! She will explain how she manages her work flow as a busy author-illustrator, greeting card designer and commercial artist. This meeting is perfect for both writers and artists looking for ideas on how to get organized and juggle all various artistic endeavors.
Adriana Hernández Bergstrom is a Cuban-American artist and children’s book author-illustrator. She loves languages and literacy and is the author-illustrator of ABUELITA AND I MAKE FLAN (Charlesbridge, 2022), TUMBLE (Scholastic, 2023) and COUNTDOWN FOR NOCHEBUENA (Little, Brown, 2023).
More at https://adriprints.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.
Meeting times: last Wednesday of each month (minus July, Nov & Dec)
9:30 - 10am Gentle manuscript critique
10 - 11am Guest speaker/featured activity
11-11:30ish am Social time
Location: 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: https://www.scbwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014_LA_Dos-and-Donts.pdf
We’re always looking for guest speakers for our monthly meetings. If you’re passionate about a specific kid-lit related topic, feel free to pitch it to 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 10am-11am and can be in the format of workshops, interviews, slideshows… you name it! Pitch us your ideas at email@example.com