What We Do

 Here is an idea of what the Nittany Valley Writers Network (NVWN) does. All of these activities are completely free, and no membership fee is required.
Monthly Meetings

The Poet James Brasfield who came to speak to NVWN in 2011

On the second Tuesday of every month, we have a meeting which is usually a talk by a local writer, though occasionally it is a workshop or open discussion.  Meetings are generally held  from 7 to 8:30 PM at:

Schlow Library
Downsbrough Community Room
211 S. Allen Street
State College, PA

Recent events have included a roundtable on self-publishing, a discussion of proofreading and copyediting, as well as talks by Lyn Eliot (http://www.lynelliot.com/), Susan Russell (http://theatre.psu.edu/people/faculty/russell), James Brasfield (http://english.la.psu.edu/faculty-staff/jeb16) and John F. Carr (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/john-f-carr/).

Writing Socials

NVWN Social at the Autoport - August 2011

On the fourth Tuesday of every month, we have a social, where local writers meet up and put our heads together about issues relevant to the craft and practice of writing. It’s also a fun and enjoyable way to meet new people with similar literary interests. We usually meet from 5.30pm onwards at:
The Autoport
1405 S Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Writing Breakfasts
This is one for the early risers! On the third Wednesday of every month, writers meet up from  7-8am at The Waffle Shop on Blue Course Drive, State College. All are welcome – they just need to ask for the Writers Table and bring some work to share!
Other Activities
Sometimes we hold one-off special events which involve inviting writers from beyond our local area to come and speak or hold a workshop. Last year, we held a special Christmas event: a seasonal Hootenanny where many of us met up and each read a piece of writing produced that year.  We also act as an umbrella group for a variety of critique groups in the local area. You can see more about these groups on the Critique Groups page: https://nvwn.wordpress.com/critique/

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