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Brandywine Valley Writers Group Meetup

  • The December meeting is our annual holiday social! No scheduled program--just an opportunity to get together, talk about writing, writers, publishing, perishing, and topics of similar import.  Appetizers will be on the BVWG, but you're responsible for your bar tab.

    Which reminds me: Yes!-- the December meeting provides you with the chance you've been seeking to catch up on your annual dues of $30!  We have switched to a calendar year system, so 2013 dues are due! Seek out BVWG Treasurer Jurgen Flood if you'd like to settle up with him. That said, if you have not become an official dues-paying member of the BVWG, please consider becoming one. The dues defray the cost of wining and dining our excellent speakers and they cover the cost of appetizers for events such as this one and our annual summer social. Furthermore, your status as an Official Dues-Paying Member earns you  a place at the table during our critique sessions, which are typically held in the fall and spring. Anyone is welcome to come in to read and opine on the manuscripts we review, but only the manuscripts of dues-current members are eligible for review on those occasions.

    So, seriously: do you need more motivation than that to part with $30?

    Come on out! Tuesday the 18th of December, 7 pm on the second floor of Ryan's Pub. We'll see you there.


    NOTE: Gay Street is one way, going West, and parking in front of the venue is metered.  Bring quarters to feed the meter, as the meters are live till 9 pm!  There are several municipal parking lots in the neighborhood.

    Please note that the meeting room is on the second floor of Ryan's Pub and is, regrettably, not handicapped accessible.

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 Mitchell - President & Program Coordinator
    • James Breslin - Vice President
    • Jurgen Flood - Treasurer
    • Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway - Public Relations & Advertising
    • Ginny Beards - Secretary
    • Gary Zenker - Meetup Administrator
    • Dick Lolla - Website 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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  • Walt T.

    Are other members of this group as frustrated as me.
    I hate to be a downer, but I publish and get no feedback.
    I'm looking forward to meeting all of you.
    Walt Trizna

    November 24, 2012

    • Wayne Anthony C.

      There is a lot of competition for people's time, Walt. It can be very hard to get feedback. Talk to us about it at the next meeting!

      January 4, 2013

    • Walt T.

      I'm with you, buddy.

      January 5, 2013

  • Jorgen F.

    Great meeting, as always good beer, so and so coffee, but super participants.

    December 21, 2012

  • Gary Z.

    Holy cow. Sooo many people, so many good conversations. I love this group!

    December 19, 2012

  • John D.

    Thanks to everyone who set up last night's party, and thanks to Gary and Lori for hanging around at Ryan's to let us last-minute stragglers know about the venue switch. It was nice seeing everyone, if briefly, and looking forward to seeing you next year.

    December 19, 2012

  • Wayne Anthony C.

    Hey, i stayed until midnight! I must have had a good time!

    December 19, 2012

  • Jane B.

    I had a great time talking about writing and being a writer and wanting to be a writer with very engaging folks. I guess writers like talking since they work alone so much of the time.

    December 18, 2012

  • Mark A. R. M.

    All things considered, a great Holiday Fete! Good to see everyone, and thanks for coming out during the busy holiday season!

    December 18, 2012

  • Walt T.

    I'm with you, buddy.

    November 26, 2012

  • John D.

    I'm looking forward to knocking back a couple beers and talking books with you guys next month!

    November 25, 2012

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