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Brandywine Valley Writers Group Meetup

BVWG Winter Social!

 

No program tonight, just a chance to get together at the end of the year and talk to each other in lieu of listening to someone else. The BVWG will pick up the tab for the Hors d'Oeuvres; you're picking up the tab for whatever beverages you consume.

And bring a book!  This year, instead of a Limerick contest -- which seems to strike fear in the hearts of even the most stalwart writer (unless the beer has already been poured) -- we're going to have a book swap. No need to wrap it -- just put it on the bar when you come in and grab one from the bar to take home when you leave. Maybe you'll find a new author to love!


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

• Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway - Program Coordinator

• Jurgen Flood - Treasurer

• (Open) - Secretary

• Gary Zenker - 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: www.bvwg.org.

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  • Nicole

    I look forward to the next one of these. I am new and this is a great group it seems.

    March 5, 2014

  • Cass F.

    I enjoyed meeting many of you last evening. Warm, friendly folks. Great energy, great sharing and very supportive group. I left with some action items thanks to Gary and a change in my 15 second answer to what I am writing thanks to John.

    4 · December 18, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      Thanks for sharing your opinions, writing and life mission with all of us! Hope that you will be a regular attendee!

      December 18, 2013

  • Gary Z.

    Awesome group of people. Caught up with old friends and new ones. Such a talented group with diverse interests.

    3 · December 18, 2013

    • Laura T.

      Gary, I've been reading some of the stories in the Main Line Writers group publication, unclaimed baggage and loving them.

      2 · December 18, 2013

    • Gary Z.

      That is so great! Don;t forget to write a review on amazon, goodreads or both

      December 18, 2013

  • Wayne Anthony C.

    Two quick notes:

    One: We used to do group readings at the old Chester County Book and Music Company. Each reader would have a maximum of ten minutes, and we'd go for about one hour. We haven't done any readings since the original store closed at the start of this year.

    This bookstore has reopened (although it's much smaller now). Would you like to do a reading at the new Chester County Book Company? They would be happy to have us back. Please think about it and let me know at the holiday party.

    Two: A work of flash fiction I wrote is now online at http://www.smashedcat.com/2013/11/111913.html

    Please leave a comment on the site. The work was critiqued by several members of this group. The original title was "It's My Party and I'll Hide If I Want To." It wasn't picked up until I retitled it "The Reviled." See - it helps to be pretentious!

    December 15, 2013

    • Laura T.

      Wayne, just read your story on Duffy's Cut and loved it.

      2 · December 18, 2013

  • lorinda l.

    Nice Christmas social. Next year we all need to hum silent night while each one of us takes turns standing up, telling our best and worst writer moments of the past year. And for some of you this exercise may be the worst moment.

    2 · December 18, 2013

  • Laura T.

    A fun time. I think I said something in a diet coke fueled frivolity about possibly becoming secretary?

    4 · December 18, 2013

    • John D.

      *Cue thunder, pipe organs, and evil laughter*

      4 · December 18, 2013

    • lorinda l.

      Then 'Madame Secretary' it is!

      4 · December 18, 2013

  • Ken C.

    Had a great time. Hope to attend more in the future and meet others.

    4 · December 18, 2013

  • Mark A. R. M.

    Always good!

    4 · December 18, 2013

  • John D.

    Great to see everyone!

    3 · December 18, 2013

  • Wayne Anthony C.

    I just got some good news: my story, "Safe," has been accepted for inclusion in a British anthology titled "Fear's Accomplice," scheduled for release in January 2014.

    "Safe" was an assignment given in Jonathan Maberry's Short Story Class. It's actually the first horror story I ever wrote!

    5 · December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone suggest a good place to write? I would ideally like a private conference room, hotel room or B&B with a desk and a lovely view of countryside. I would like the option of going only during the day and not having to stay overnight. I just need to get out of my house so I don't get distracted by everything/everyone there. Any suggestions are appreciated. Anywhere in the greater Philadelphia area will work.

    November 23, 2013

    • John D.

      I'll second Tommy Gun Kitty Fun. The Chester County Library is a nice place to write.

      December 11, 2013

  • Tommy Gun Kitty Fun (john v.

    I kinda always like the library in Exton (.aka.Chester County Library) www.CCLS.org
    They used to have a side view of some grass, but I think there is a stairwell there now. All libraries are quiet places, they have wifi, and they are supposed to be quiet. Contact me offline and I may have some other secret places in Chester County to suggest. . . [masked]

    1 · December 4, 2013

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