Program Meetings for Members and Community

The Greenwich Branch of NLAPW offers educational opportunities for our members through our programs. The public is invited to participate in our community outreach programs. Catherine Stahl is program chair for the 2017—2018 series.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:00—4:00 p.m., “Art Studio Visit with Peter Arguimbau” 121 East Middle Patent RD, Greenwich. Peter will open his studio for Greenwich Pen Women to speak on “Luminism, Last Movement of the Renaissance.” Please see attachment below for details.


Tuesday, November 7, 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Beth Davey, literary and publishing agent, will share her vast knowledge of the industry with us at First Presbyterian Church – Chapel, One West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. Beth Davey is a 25-year veteran of the publishing industry working at major houses in addition to working at a prestigious boutique literary agency before starting her own business as a literary agent. Throughout her career, she has worked with many critically acclaimed, bestselling authors and celebrities such as Malcolm Gladwell, David Sedaris, James Paterson, Michael Connelly, Gloria Steinem, and Anita Shreve to name just a few. Her agency represents authors across all genres and a recently published thriller, The Beach Lawyer, by Avery Duff, became a bestseller. Her expertise on the marketing and publicity side of publishing helps her authors to build platforms necessary in today’s changing and highly competitive literary market. Parking is limited, so please try to carpool. For more information on Beth, her website is:

December, 2017, Holiday Luncheon, 12:00—2:00 p.m., The Field Club of Greenwich, 276 Lake Avenue. More details coming.

January 2018, Robert Burns Supper, Details TBD.

Formal presentation of the Haggis

Kia Heavey and Stasha Healy, who have brought the Robert Burns Supper to our attention and delight

February, 2018, “A Day in the Life of a Restaurant Critic,” a presentation by GPW letters member, Rosemarie Anner, 5:00—7:00 p.m. More details coming.
April, 2018, An Evening of Jazz at Sally Fine’s Home, 172 Long Neck Point Drive, Darien, CT 06820, 7:00—9:00 p.m., Joyce DiCamillo to perform impromptu jazz.
May 16, 2018, Annual Meeting, 5:00—7:00 p.m. Additional details TBD.

Work-in-Progress Meetings

Members in the same discipline share their work with each other. Members are notified of time and location via email. If you are interested in attending the critique meeting of another discipline, please contact the chairperson of that group.

Members meet from 2:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month beginning in September. Manuscripts-in-progress may also be shared via email. During these meetings, ideas are exchanged, new projects are encouraged, ongoing works are critiqued, as we guide and support each other through the publishing process. Meeting locations are confirmed via email. Leigh Grant and Barbara Ehrentreu will chair the sessions.

Members meet monthly on the second Wednesday during the day or in the evening, beginning in September. These informal meetings are meant for the sharing of new work, encouragement to take the next step, and exchange of ideas and suggestions. Camaraderie along with critique is the focus. Further information is available from co-chairs Karen Heffner and Libby Collins.

Members meeting times and location will be confirmed in advance via email. Claudia Dumschat and Julie Dolphin will chair the sessions.

Board of Directors Meetings

Board of Directors meetings take place by invitation at the home of President Deborah Weir. Confirmations are emailed to board members prior to each meeting. Next meeting: TBD.