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.

Note from our President:

photo credit:
Libby Collins

"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June, "
-Al Bernstein

On Monday May 7th, we had a great turnout for our annual meeting at Arlene Mark’s beautiful home. Special and grateful presidential thanks to Arlene, Deb, Catherine, and the entire outgoing board for accommodating the change of date due to Sarah’s daughter’s college graduation.  The weather cooperated and we enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and wonderful company, while enjoying the superlative view of the water. 

Greenwich Pen Women is thriving. Letters co-chairs Barbara Ehrentreu and Leigh Grant reported that their meetings are “productive and exciting.” Arts co-chairs Karen Heffner and Libby Collins are planning an interdisciplinary show at the Bendheim gallery in November: “Greenwich Pen Women present – CREATIVE WOMEN.” This will be a wonderful opportunity to highlight the phenomenal and diverse talents in our organization.

We are hoping to plan more interdisciplinary events, which will make less work for the program chair(s), for which we are still looking. Please email Sarah to volunteer. Does she sound like a nagging Jewish mother?  Trust us, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet…she’s had over twenty years of practice.

Membership chair Sally Fine reports that we had eight new members last year, and I know at least one of our guests at the annual meeting has now applied for membership. Outgoing vice-president Marcia Hamilton reminded us that our Greenwich chapter is one of the biggest in NLAPW, and under our outgoing President Deb Weir provided leadership to the national organization. 

Thank you to both Deb and Marcia for leading us so well, and most of all, for nurturing and guiding the incoming board. Wishing you a creative summer and we look forward to planning exciting events for the fall.

Until then and best wishes,
Sarah and Leigh

Photo credit: Kathleen DiGiovanna