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.
From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens –
The garden outdoors,
The garden of pots and bowls in the house,
And the garden of the mind’s eye.
-- Katherine S. White
Note from our President:
“It’s that wonderful time of the year…”
First up: a correction to last month’s president letter. The third member of the Nominating Committee for the 2020-2022 officers is Kathy DiGiovanna, not Kathy DiCamillo. Sincere apologies to Kathy for the mistake. And to think I’ve been lecturing my undergrad students about proof reading…
Thanks to Joyce DiCamillo for heading up the Owl Award Committee, and to committee members Joyce French and Lee Paine. One of the excitements of the annual holiday party is seeing who will win the Owl Award this year.
Deb Weir has kindly agreed to chair the Nominating Committee for the 2020-2022 officers, assisted by Leigh Grant and Joyce DICamillo. Thank you all for your service to Greenwich PenWomen.
The next letters meeting will be on Friday, December 6 from 10 AM to noon at Ginger Heller’s. Parking is limited so get there early.
Thirteen libraries across Fairfield County are coming together to explore the relationship between art and text, each with their own unique exhibits! This invitation was forwarded to GPW and both Barbara Ehrentreu and Leigh Grant submitted poems. Despite the fact their poems were not paired with an artist, the Norwalk Library still wanted to find a way in which to celebrate the "extraordinary vision and talent" of the poets' submissions. The Norwalk Library is therefore creating a brochure which will include one poem from each of the poets' submissions, and a brief bio, to hand out at the reception December 15, 2019 to which the public is invited.
The next arts critique will be held on December 12 at home of Annette Voreyer from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.
Holiday Luncheon - Thursday, December 5, Field Club of Greenwich, 276 Lake Ave, Greenwich 11:30 AM – 2 PM.
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Greenwich Pen Women is thrilled to have as our guest speaker Coline Jenkins, legislator, author, TV producer and great-great-granddaughter of women’s suffrage leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Cofounder and president of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, Ms. Jenkins lives her life with a deep commitment to inspiring awareness and pride in women's history, preserving the history of the women’s rights movement, and promoting the advancement of women’s rights. You don't want to miss this speaker! There is an easily accessible entrance to the Field Club to the left of the building.
Check out Member News to see all of the exciting news from your fellow Penwomen.
Wishing you joy and light for the holiday season.
~ ~ Sarah and Leigh
GPW President Sarah Darer Littman