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:

by Libby Collins


Far up in the deep blue sky,
Great white clouds are floating by;
All the world is dressed in green;
Many happy birds are seen,
Roses bright and sunshine clear
Show that lovely June is here.

--by F.G. Sanders



Thank you to everyone who came to the Annual Meeting last month, and especially to Arlene Mark for once again hosting us at her beautiful home. We look forward to another year of creative endeavor, supportive friendships, and personal and organizational growth.

Our program chair, Diane Morello, has been busy on the growth front. Join us for the Inaugural GPW Open Mic Night, Cos Cob Library, Wednesday, June 26 at 7 pm.

Come have fun, raise the profile of Greenwich Pen Women, and support creatives in our community as they get a chance to share their work.

We’ve had great response to our book discussion series at the Perrot Library. Thank you to Laurie Heiss for leading a wonderful discussion in May. The last in the current series will be led by Barbara Ehrentreu on September 23. Barbara will be leading a discussion of City of Light by Lauren Belfer.

As always, be sure to check Member News to see what your fellow creative women are doing.

The updated directory for 2019-2020 is now available - click here.

~ ~ Sarah and Leigh

GPW President Sarah Darer Littman


Winifred Staniford

After graduating from Gettysburg College with degrees in The History of Art and Studio Art, Winnie began her career creating unique and custom designs working with textiles in individual homes on walls and furniture. Along with this design work, she showed her versatility by providing her watercolor paintings to individuals and retail stores in New York and Florida.

In 1996 Winnie graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Textile/Surface Design. After F.I.T. Winnie honed her expertise designing for glass and porcelain companies which include Lynn Chase Designs, Tiffany & Co., as well as Scalamandre.

Though Winnie is primarily known for her detailed watercolor paintings of birds, she has also created large 8 feet x 5 feet expressionistic paintings. In addition she has also designed sets of four mugs and sets of four cocktail glasses with specific fly fishing lures.

Winnie has exhibited in numerous shows throughout her career including The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Winnie resides in Stamford, Connecticut.

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