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:
"To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June. "
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Happy New Year, one and all. Winter is definitely upon us, but neither sleet nor snow can keep our members from their creative pursuits, as you will see in this month’s member news. But before we jump headlong into January, let’s take one last look at December—specifically at our holiday luncheon at the Greenwich Field Club. Below you will see photos from that event.
Note especially the photos of this year’s Owl Award to Music member—singer, composer, Julie Dolphin. In addition to her musical talents, Julie is an adjunct professor of world languages and literature and Spanish at Manhattanville College. She holds a master’s degree in enthnomusicology from Columbia University and has been inducted into numerous honor societies, music and others. She has performed in numerous international venues and has garnered many prestigious commissions. In addition, Julie is an active participant in many volunteer activities in Fairfield County and the surrounding area. She recently created a much appreciated afterschool music program for children at the Byram Shubert Library. Her professional memberships include the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
And be sure to take note of upcoming events:
Thanks to Leigh Grant and Anitia Keire, on January 10 we will have an opportunity to gain valuable information about using online tools to create websites. And on January 20, the Robert Burns dinner will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich. All the details you need to know about these events are on our Calendar.
Wishing you a healthy, happy 2018,
Marcia and Deb
President Deb Weir and Vice President Marcia Hamilton
(Photo by Libby Collins)