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.
"Ah, Lovely October, as you usher in the season that awakens my soul, your awesome beauty compels my spirit to soar like a leaf caught in an autumn breeze and my heart to sing like a heavenly choir."
-- Peggy Toney Horton
Note from our President:
We’re starting to feel a fall chill in the air, but things are just starting to heat up for an exciting new year with Greenwich Pen Women. Over thirty members attended the Fall Meet and Greet in September, and we had several guests who have expressed an interest in joining. Thanks to Program Chair Diane Morello for arranging such a wonderful event, and to Catherine Stahl for hosting us.Below at our Fall Meet & Greet: Cathy Horn with Sarah Littman, Catherine Stahl with Joyce French, and Dr. JoAnne Ferrara with Rev. Anita Kiere.
Thank you to Jean Moore for serving as such an effective PR Chair. Jean has had to resign due to her travel commitments, and we’re grateful to Stasha Healy for taking over until the end of the term in addition to her responsibilities as membership treasurer.
Speaking of the end of the term…the Nominating Committee for the 2020-2022 Board is in formation. Please speak up if you are interested in serving on the board. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow Pen Women and to help strengthen our organization and bring new ideas to the table.
Letters - The next letter critique will be held on Friday, October 4, from 10 am to noon at Ginger Heller’s home.
Arts - We’re still looking for volunteer(s) to serve on the board as Arts chair(s). It’s really important to have representation on the board, because we need the input from your discipline.
The next art critique will be held at Ellen Fagan’s studio on Tuesday, October 29 from 5 - 7 pm.
Open Mic Nights - Mark your calendar for the last Open Mic night of the year on Monday, October 21, 7 pm at the Perrot Memorial Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich. These have been a great success, and we plan to do more in the future. It’s how several prospective members became interested in Pen Women, so let’s have a good showing from current members.
Holiday Lunch - Mark your calendars for the annual Holiday Luncheon at the Field Club of Greenwich. December 5 from 11:30 - 2 pm.
Member news - Check out member news to see what your fellow Pen Women have been busy creating.
Please support our music member Ida Anglund’s upcoming fundraiser in Bridgeport. It would be great to have a Pen Women contingent in attendance. (See further information under Members’ Calendar.)
~ ~ Sarah and Leigh
GPW President Sarah Darer Littman