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Brandywine Valley Writers Group Meetup

Members Critique Night!

Our February meeting will be a writing critique night. If you are a dues-paid member, you are invited to bring up to 2,000 words of whatever you're currently working on for a group critique. If you are not a dues-paid member, you are welcome to (1) pay your annual dues of $30 that night and bring material for us to read or (2) come with just your sharpened red pencils to read and offer insight into the materials that members bring to share. Either way, come on out!

Note: If you are bringing material for the critique, please bring no more than 2,000 words of copy; also, please print five copies to share with readers at your table. And, make sure you use double spaced printing! You'll want to leave room for comments, right?


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
  • James Breslin - Vice President
  • Jurgen Flood - Treasurer
  • Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway - Publicity
  • Ginny Beards - Secretary
  • 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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  • Jane B.

    It is always great to see friends and to see other writers out in the world at large. I really appreciate the critique meeting last night because sharing our work is important to help us support one another. Great to see everyone there.

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • lorinda l.

      Wish I'd been there, it was my intention,however, my flight from LA was three hours late! Look forward to seeing you next time.

      February 22, 2013

  • Mark A. R. M.

    A good critique night!

    February 20, 2013

  • Walt T.

    I interacted with a very interesting group of writers and found it both refreshing and stimulating.

    February 20, 2013

  • Ellie V. Searl - P.

    Excellent. This was my first meeting with the group. Enjoyed the critique. Very productive with great feedback. Thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome.

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • Laura T.

      Hi Ellie, I enjoyed our small critique session last night and was very sorry to have to leave early.

      1 · February 20, 2013

  • Gary Z.

    Always a great time with talented writers. Critique is always a good evening, getting to review the amazing work of others

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Laura T.

      Agreed!. It was my first critique night and I'll be coming back for more:))

      February 20, 2013

  • Brian M.

    Have change my plans, working late. Brian

    February 19, 2013

  • John D.

    Have fun tonight... crit like the wind!

    February 19, 2013

  • Ellie V. Searl - P.

    My husband Ed will be attending with me. He's a writer, and he will participate in the critique, but he won't be bringing a piece of his own. See you tomorrow evening.

    February 18, 2013

  • Ellie V. Searl - P.

    Moved to Wilmington from Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Am planning to attend on the 19th. Will pay for my membership at the door and will bring something for the group critique. Looking forward to it. Ellie Searl

    February 8, 2013

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