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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:





Feisty Sea by Doris Mady


"Persistent ocean
Caressing seaweed strewn beach
Summertime lover."
--Judy Crystal


It might be the dog days of summer, but Pen Women have been busy. Check out Member News to see what’s been going on with our creative women.

Speaking of which, Margaret Simon and Barbara O’Shea are chairing the Art Show at the Bendheim Gallery this fall on the theme “Creative Women.” Arts members should address all questions about the show to them. Karen Heffner is coordinating the related programs, including the interdisciplinary panel discussions about creativity. This promises to be a wonderful way for Pen Women to engage with the wider community.

We’re also planning the September Meet and Greet, always a fun way to touch base after the summer, and also a good time to invite potential new members.  SAVE THE DATE: September 16th from 5-7pm. Start thinking about people you want to introduce to the joys of being a Greenwich Pen Woman.

We’ve transitioned to Google Groups for more accurate and streamlined communication. Everyone (unless you have specifically request not to be) is the main Pen Women Group GreenwichPenWomen@googlegroups.com the group for their discipline (GreenwichPWLetters@googlegroups.com for Letters, GreenwichPWArts@googlegroups.com for Arts, and GreenwichPWMusic@googlegroups.com for Music. There’s also GreenwichPWPopup@googlegroups.com if you want to be alerted to popup excursions. All you need to do to contact every member of any of these groups is to send an email to that group address. Everyone in the group will receive your email. To reply to an email from the group, send your reply to the group address.

One advantage of Google groups is that it is much easier to keep the lists updated if you change your email address.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, Drink the wild air’s salubrity.”

Sarah and Leigh