IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE: January 24, 2023 - The Craft of Fiction: Characterization with Gregory Frost
24Creating characters that readers can relate to is a skill writers hope to master. Ideally our characters make us think about them when we aren't reading about them, and that carry the purpose and heart of a story.
Local author, Gregory Frost, tells us that he is currently in the throes of uncertainty right now with a couple of characters of his own, for a novel-in-progress. That makes him well-positioned to share what he knows about the process of developing characters. For our benefit, he offers to “open a vein and share the pain.”
Gregory Frost (Shadowbridge/Lord Tophet – an ALA Best Fantasy Novel pick) is an award-winning author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. He has taught the Fiction Writing Workshop at Swarthmore College for eighteen years, and his latest novel, Rhymer, set in 12th century Scotland, is the first in a three-book series due out from Baen Books in June.
Join us at Ryan’s Pub on Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm, where we’ll spend the evening with Greg who will speak to us about that ever-tricky writing element, characterization.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
February 21st is Reading Night!
February’s BVWG meeting will once again be a celebration of the stories and poems we’re writing!
We invite you to read aloud from a selection of your own work (up to five
minutes or 750 words). Rest assured this is a non-critique evening, and work-in-progress as well as completed writings are equally welcome — from new writers and experienced writers.
This is a great opportunity to practice reading your work in a safe space, among friends. Readings, in case you've never done or attended one, are about celebration, not evaluation. We can't wait to hear what you've been working on!
Last time we allowed sign-ups at the door, but for this Reading Night we do require that you secure your spot ahead of time.
To do so, send a short bio of 50-75 words to email@example.com, which will be used to introduce you and your work. This is the only way to secure a reading spot. You must send a bio. Walk-in reading slots will not be available. No need to submit your writing in advance; just send a message indicating you’d like to read, along with your bio. Deadline is 2/15/23.
See you there!
When and Where?
The usual time (7pm) and in the usual place. (Some of us come at 6:30 to order dinner, drinks, and hang out.)
Ryan's Pub (2nd Floor)
124 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Where to park? Gay Street is still open to traffic and parking, but remember that the meters are active till 10pm. Click here for free parking options in W.C.