What we're about

Welcome and thank you for coming to check out the Brandywine Valley Writers Group Meet-up page!

Whether you are an existing member of the group or checking us out for the first time, we hope that you will find the new Meetup page offers the information you want.

The Brandywine Valley Writers Group was founded to help professional and amateur writers improve their craft and achieve their goals. We strive to inspire writers through our various programs and to offer friendship within our extensive membership.

We hold monthly program meetings on the third Tuesday of the month upstairs at Ryan's Pub, 124 West Gay Street, West Chester. The phone to Ryan's Pub is (610) 344-3934; their website is www.ryans-pub.com Bring quarters to feed the parking meter, or park a few blocks away in one of the many free parking lots.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm but many of us arrive around six to order a meal and socialize. An important note: the meeting is held upstairs and the entrance is not handicapped friendly.

We encourage you to use the RSVP system on Meet-up to help us predict the turn-out for the meetings and make appropriate arrangements. It also allows the rest of the group to know a little more about you! And please offer positive feedback on the meetings. It is the way new people may determine whether they will attend an in-person meeting.

Also, we'll be adding content to the various areas of the Meet-up page, so come back often to see what we have added.

You can also find more information on the group by visiting http://www.BVWG.org

Thanks for joining us!

Upcoming events (5+)

An Evening with Jason Hafer of Reads & Company

The November meeting of the BVWG will feature a visit from Jason Hafer, co-owner of Reads & Company, a newly-opened independent bookstore in Phoenixville. In an age when independent local bookstores seem to be disappearing faster than polar ice, it's exciting to see Jason and his business partner Robb Cadigan taking the bold plunge and opening a bookstore! What madness possessed them? What hope do they have in the age of Amazon? What can we do as writers to help them succeed? All these questions will be thrown out, turned inside out, and (perhaps) answered, as they're clearly not mad and do have an idea how they're going to make this work in the face of Amazonian competition. So, come on out and meet the owner of what will surely become your new favorite bookstore! *** 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/13433733/) - President Lisa Doan (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/183260850/) - Vice President Jorgen Flood (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/40320182/) - Treasurer Scott Pruden (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/73410452/) - Publicity Dick Lolla (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/13737476/) - Web Site Administrator Jane Butler (https://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/16625421/) - At Large Ken Lozito (https://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/54645862/) - At Large [Secretary] - Open 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 (http://www.facebook.com/brandywinevalleywritersgroup) and on our web site: http://www.bvwg.org .

BVWG Winter Social!

Ryan's Pub

Yes, kids, it’s time for the annual BVWG Winter Social! Come one and all to the second floor of Ryan’s Pub on Tuesday, December 17th, for an evening of pure fun and socializing with your writerly friends. Spouses and friends are welcome. We’ve invited past speakers, a long list of Friends of the BVWG, and more, so it promises to be a fun evening. Bar bites are on us (and we promise to keep ‘em coming); drinks are on you. As in the past, we’ll have an informal book swap – so bring a book, leave it on the bar, and take another one home. And don’t hesitate to bring one of your own if you want to share that! *** 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/13433733/) - President Lisa Doan (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/183260850/) - Vice President Jorgen Flood (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/40320182/) - Treasurer Scott Pruden (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/73410452/) - Publicity Dick Lolla (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/13737476/) - Web Site Administrator Jane Butler (https://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/16625421/) - At Large Ken Lozito (https://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/54645862/) - At Large [Secretary] - Open 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 (http://www.facebook.com/brandywinevalleywritersgroup) and on our web site: http://www.bvwg.org .

Brandywine Valley Writers Group Program TBD

Ryan's Pub

Program TBD *** 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/13433733/) - President Lisa Doan (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/183260850/) - Vice President Jorgen Flood (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/40320182/) - Treasurer Scott Pruden (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/73410452/) - Publicity Dick Lolla (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/13737476/) - Web Site Administrator Jane Butler (https://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/16625421/) - At Large Ken Lozito (https://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/54645862/) - At Large [Secretary] - Open 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 (http://www.facebook.com/brandywinevalleywritersgroup) and on our web site: http://www.bvwg.org .

Brandywine Valley Writers Group Program TBD

Ryan's Pub

Program TBD *** 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/13433733/) - President Lisa Doan (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/183260850/) - Vice President Jorgen Flood (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/40320182/) - Treasurer Scott Pruden (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/73410452/) - Publicity Dick Lolla (http://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/13737476/) - Web Site Administrator Jane Butler (https://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/16625421/) - At Large Ken Lozito (https://www.meetup.com/Brandywine-Valley-Writers-Group/members/54645862/) - At Large [Secretary] - Open 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 (http://www.facebook.com/brandywinevalleywritersgroup) and on our web site: http://www.bvwg.org .

Past events (139)

Members Manuscript Critique Night!

Ryan's Pub

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