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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:

"Let our faith, which in darkness and coldness has lain,
Revive with the warmth and the brightness again,
And in blooming of flower and budding of tree
The symbols and types of our destiny see;
The life of the spring-time, the life of the whole,
And, as sun to the sleeping earth, love to the soul!  "

--April by John Greenleaf Whittier





White Flowers
by Libby Collins

 

Happy Spring! Our Pen Women year might be drawing to an end (see save the date for our Annual meeting below) but your board’s plans are just getting ramped up thanks to our new program chair, Diane Morello.

First of all -- it’s DUES TIME! Please send your check to renew your Greenwich Pen Women Membership for $100 payable to Greenwich Branch—NLAPW ($35 for Greenwich, $65 for National) along with the form Stasha sent out by email. You can download it HERE for the 2019-2020 handbook by April 15.


Upcoming Programs:

Penwomen/Perrot Library Discussion Series - Laurie Heiss will be leading a discussion of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, both by Mohsin Hamid. Monday, May 13 at 7 pm in the Rand Room.

Program Ideas in the Works:

Open Mic Nights - Diane Morello is in the process of scheduling these in conjunction with libraries in Greenwich. These will be open to members and the community at large for public reading of memoir, stories, articles, and possibly explanation of art projects. Cos Cob Library will likely be first up in June. More to come.

Children’s Poetry Workshop co-sponsored by GPW and the Byram Shubert Library on the theme of “The Universe, in the works for Summer 2019. We’ll need children’s writers and poets as well as arts and music lovers.

Diane also asks that we let each other know about classes, events and learning programs that will improve craft, build digital fluency or strengthen bonds. Notify others by posting on the public Facebook page and you can also send notice through Google groups.

Letters:
The April meeting is on Thursday, April 4 at Sarah Littman’s house. You’ll be given the address and parking instructions when you RSVP to Leigh Grant.

Leigh has sent out two requests for an updated list of publications. Please send her your information as soon as possible to help with planning.

Arts:
The next Art Critique will be on April 24 from 2-4:30 pm at Margaret Simon’s house.

Website and Directory:

Website update:
Check out the new Google Calendar listing our events on the website. You can click on each event to learn more about it.

To add one of your own events to the calendar, please email Doris Mady AND CC: TO greenwichpenwomen@gmail.com. Please ensure you copy BOTH in order to ensure your event is added to the calendar and Member News.

Fereshteh Priou, our Treasurer, will be investigating the use of PayPal in order to pay dues and any fees for programs. Anyone wishing to use PayPal to pay would need to pay extra to cover the percentage PayPal takes out for using the service. While not everyone will be interested in this, some people might be for the convenience.


Directory update:
Please ensure you update the form with your membership dues so your details are accurate when we print out directories for the Annual Meeting.

Please be sure to check Member News to see what your fellow creative women have been up to.

Wishing you a joyous and creative Spring!

~ ~ Sarah and Leigh

GPW President Sarah Darer Littman

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