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.

Montgomery Pinetum
by GPW, Diane Tunick Morello

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
--L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Note from our President:

Pen Women welcomed everyone back from summer break with our annual Meet and Greet, hosted by Catherine Stahl at the Clubhouse at Silo Hill. Members enjoyed food, drink, and stimulating conversation.

It was a team effort by Catherine and the Board, as we currently lack a program chair. We’re still looking for volunteers. Otherwise, we’re going to ask that anyone who has an idea for a program be in charge of putting it together, as the board doesn’t have the resources to do everything.

One result of that conversation is that Sarah has offered to arrange some in person training sessions on how to use Google Groups. Bring your laptop and we’ll ensure that you are up and running before you leave. Depending on the numbers interested, we can plan more than one session so that everyone gets individual attention. So far we’ve got eight people interested. Please email Sarah as soon as possible to let her know you’d like to attend so she can figure out how many sessions to set up.

We’ve got a really exciting lineup of fall programs, starting with the show Creative Women at the Bendheim Gallery. Thanks to Margaret Simon and Barbara O’Shea for their hard work organizing the show. Karen Heffner is setting up some really exciting panels on the subject of women and creativity, as well as artist talks. We’ll also have a discussion of Code Girls, as part of our partnership with Greenwich Reads Together. The opening reception for Creative Women is on Sunday, November 17th at 2 pm.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Holiday Lunch on Thursday, December 6th from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, at which an art member will be presented with the Owl Award. Speaking of the Owl Award, we’re still looking for a previous art winner to chair the selection committee.

Looking forward to an exciting autumn, full of interdisciplinary creativity!

~ ~ Sarah and Leigh

Our Meet & Greet attendees included among others Marcia Hamilton, Sarah Darer Littman and Karen Heffner.