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Brandywine Valley Writers Group Meetup

  • Mar 18, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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The Art of the  Critique

A panel discussion on how to make the most of a critique session – for readers and writers  

Critique Night! What other pair of words strikes as much fear in a fledgling writer’s heart? And with good reason: Without an understanding of how to offer a good critique, many readers fail to provide input that is useful to a writer. Moreover, without an understanding of how to hear a critique, many writers fail to appreciate the value that a good critique can offer.

In anticipation of the BVWG April Critique Night (April 15, 2014), we’ve pulled together a panel of writers who’ve been through the wringer many times and mastered the Art of the Critique – including our own John Dixon and Nicole Valentine, as well as the Main Line Writers Group’s Paul Popiel. Join us in March in order to get the most from Critique Night in April! 

Note: Visitors are welcome to participate in the critique process, but only dues-paid BVWG members may submit manuscripts for the April Critique.

Although meetings officially start at 7:00 pm, many of us show up early to have a meal and catch up with each other. You can also order food and drink (on your own tab) throughout the meeting. The program generally lasts approximately 75 minutes. However, people stay as long as they like after the official program and we sometimes close the place.

Officers of the group are currently:

Mark A.R. Mitchell - President

James Breslin - Vice President

Jurgen Flood - Treasurer

Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway - Publicity

[OPEN] - Secretary

Gary Zenker - PR Advertising and Meetup Administrator

Dick Lolla - Web Site Administrator

Please check the event schedule for information on the programs and for additional meeting content and locations. You can find additional information on our Facebook page and on our web site:

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  • Joan H.

    Great meeting, thanks to Paul, John and Nicole for their insights and for answering all the questions so thoughtfully.

    2 · March 19, 2014

  • Gary Z.

    Nicole, Paul and John were great selections for leading the discussion on critique. A lively time and kudos to Mark as MC.

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • Laura T.

    Lively discussion and it looks like we picked up a few new members (yay!).

    2 · March 19, 2014

  • Brian M.

    Awesome! Great meeting where I learned a lot about critiquing and being critiqued. Nicole, Paul and John were very insightful, funny and passionate! Very inspired right! Thanks!

    3 · March 18, 2014

  • Ellie V. Searl - P.

    Wish I could be there for what sounds like a great panel discussion, but I'm currently in California. I'll be at the April meeting.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Ken C.

    Wish I could, but Im recovering from pneumonia and the flu.

    March 17, 2014

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