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:

Flower Farm by Dana Goodfellow

"Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers."
--Sara Coleridge, Pretty Lessons in Verse

“It’s summer-time….and the livin’ is easy….” Or it would be if your president weren’t in the middle of what’s basically a total rewrite of next year’s book. Someday, she will learn how to schedule her novels and revisions so she can enjoy the beach more, but this isn’t the year.

Anyone else have this problem? Perhaps achieving a balance between living and succeeding in a creative life would be a good subject for an educational program…

Here’s where your president and vice-president would like to remind everyone that we are still looking for program co-chairs. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to the success of everyone in our group that these positions are filled. Interdisciplinary programs introduce us to other dimensions of writing, drawing, or music, and one never knows from whence the creative spark will ignite. Please consider volunteering – you’ll be working with our arts and letters chairs and music members on these programs, so it’s not like all the work will fall on you. It’s about teamwork and collaboration in the pursuit of creative success.

Speaking of which, our Letters members had a rousing end to the year on Rosemarie Anner's terrace surrounded by flowers and herbs and celebrated with good food, champagne, and a good writing critique. One writer even finished her book!

While it’s not a Pen Women show, the opening reception for the Art Society of Old Greenwich (ASOG) Annual Members Only art show at the Flinn Gallery will be held on Thursday, June 28th from 6 PM-8 PM. The theme of the show is “Escape”, and it’s one that many of our artists usually enter.

Watch out for more news about our upcoming art show, CREATIVE WOMEN, at the Bendheim Gallery this fall. Mark your calendars for the opening reception on Sunday November 18th, from 2-4 PM. Along with the art show and artist talks, Karen Heffner will be organization a creativity panel. Stay tuned for further details on this and other fall events.

Have a creative and productive summer!

Sarah and Leigh