Greenwich Pen Women, a branch of the National League of American Pen Women, is a non-profit organization of women artists, writers, and musicians. We offer mutual support and exchange of ideas to encourage and inspire excellence in original creative work.

Winter Light’s Final Peek
by Mary Alice Fisher


"Love awoke one winter's night
And wander'd through the snowbound land,
And calling to beasts and birds
Bid them his message understand.

And from the forest all wild things
That crept or flew obeyed love's call,
And learned from him the golden words
Of brotherhood for one and all.”

--Author Unknown


Note from our President:

It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holidays, especially now that we’ve had our first snowstorm. Unfortunately, inclement weather and bad road conditions forced the cancellation of the Code Girl and creativity book discussion group on November 15, but there’s a lot more to look forward to in December.

Holiday Lunch at The Field Club of Greenwich from 11:30 – 2:00 PM. Come get into the holiday spirit and find out which Art member has been chosen to receive the Owl Award this year. Our speaker is Leslie Yager, founder of Greenwich Free Press, who will be talking about Challenges and Opportunities for Female Journalists in the Online Age.

Please encourage all your friends to visit: Greenwich branch of the National League of American Pen Women presents Creative Women, which runs through Jan. 3, 2019 at the Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave, second floor. Also attend these interesting panels that Karen Heffner has organized on the subject of creativity:

December 6 from 7-9 PM -- Panel discussion: How the creative process is different/the same among the disciplines of writing, visual arts, and musical composition and different forms within those disciplines.

December 11 from Noon-1 PM -- Artist Talk Marialiisa Pettengill, Heather Sandifer, and Karen Heffner will do a walk-and-talk about their creative process and work in the gallery. If any other artists want to speak, please contact Karen Heffner. The Artist Talk is open to the public. We are hoping for a good turn out of Pen Women members to the event. It's the next best thing to a studio visit.

December 18 from 2-4 PM Exhibiting artists are invited to meet in the Bendheim Gallery to talk about the show and the work. This will take the place of the December art critique. The format will be different. We will not bring work. It will be a walk and talk. RSVPs are required.

A discussion on "What is Creativity" will be rescheduled for a TBD venue and date after the show closes. 

November 18: GPW’s Creative Women Opening at the Greenwich Arts Council’s Bendheim Gallery.


Artists featured in the show must pick up their work either Friday, January 4 from 4 - 7 PM or Saturday, January 5, 10 AM - noon.

The next Letters Meeting will take place on Thursday, December 13 at 2 PM. Location TBD.

Coming up in the New Year: a visit from the Authors Guild to discuss important issues in publishing.

Please be sure to check Member News to see what your fellow creative women have been up to.

~ ~ Sarah and Leigh