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.
March Evening at Boca Grande by GPW Doris Mady
"March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine."
~~ L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island
Note from our President:
We seem to have started off the month with a preview of spring. Even walking my dog I am greeted by crocus that are already up. As a result, the scheduled Creating Art in the Daffodils has been moved to April 13-15 so that there WILL BE daffodils. Thank you, Adrienne for letting us know.
I am reiterating these two announcements from February:
NLAPW is offering a four-day and three-night Pen Arts Writers Retreat. Writers will share a room at Pen Arts with one other writer. The retreat dates are May 10 - May 13. The writers retreat fee of $450 is all inclusive, covering bedrooms at Pen Arts, continental breakfasts, bag lunches, guided tours in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C. Professional instruction in manuscript preparation and publishing, as well as private coaching and mentoring through the individual writing and editing processes will be offered. Deadline for application is April 15, 2023.
Call for Entries: Vinnie Ream Medal. Cut and paste https://www.nlapw.org/vinnie-ream-medal/ in order to submit. Deadline March 30, 2023. All disciplines. DO SIGN UP.
Kathryn has reminded me that our Membership renewals need to be sent out in March. Upon receipt of your check, you will receive an email confirming that receipt. More to come on Membership in a separate email. Please look for it around March 15th. PLEASE SEND THE DUES ASAP after you receive the notice as they will be due by May.
Please try to support the Expressions Gallery to keep it viable.
Two more items of importance:
If you have an Instagram account and wish to further appreciation and visibility of your work with the public, please link it to the Greenwich Pen Women Instagram account.
After many years of serving GPW, our website technician, Carolyn Majewski, is retiring in May. We will need to replace her. If you know of anyone who can code a website, please let Doris, Diane, and/or me know. Thank you! At least one suggestion has come in. We could use more.
A celebration of Black History Month was undertaken by NLAPW. You may view it here but I caution you that the peculiarities of Zoom have not yet been figured out by National. Especially the uncanny ability of the apparatus to pick up background noise. Sigh. From Laura Walth at NLAPW:
Below is the link and Passcode for the recording of the Feb. 4th program on Black History Month. Black Women Who Create was a presentation by Dorothy Atkins and Tina Jones Williams. You are welcome to share this with your branches. (To view, please copy and paste.)
- March 8, Wednesday — Poetry Meeting, 2:30 - 4:30 pm, Zoom
- March 10, Friday — Letters Critique, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Zoom and in-person
- March 13, Monday — BOARD MEETING, 4 - 7 pm, Greenwich Library
- March 15, Wednesday — Art Critique, 4 - 5:30 pm, Greenwich Library
PLEASE SEE CALENDAR FOR FUTURE EVENTS
Write, Paint, make Music!
GPW President Leigh Grant