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:

by Libby Collins

A May Basket

"May is a flower opening in the grass.
May is a golden smile that warms you as you pass.
May is the kiss of the sun on bare arms.
Welcome to May and her radiant charms!

Later, there will be wilting heat,
And there may be icy sleet;
Or, there will be chilling rain,

And, as always, there will be pain.
But, just in this gentle moment,
Basking in this blessing sent,
Let us raise our voices today,
And give thanks for joyous May! "

--by Mary Naylor


Happy Spring!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the Annual Meeting at Arlene Marks’ house on Monday, May 6, from 5 – 7 pm.

Please make sure you’ve paid your dues to Stasha Healy prior to the Annual Meeting, if you haven’t already done so.

We have a lot of exciting programs coming up in May in addition to the annual meeting.

Penwomen evening at Galerie888, 89 Greenwich Avenue, featuring the work of our late art member Liana Moonie: Thursday May 9, 5:30 pm. Carole Sorokin, owner of Galarie888, has kindly invited Greenwich Pen Women to her gallery for an evening celebrating Liana Moonie’s work. Please RSVP to the invitation sent out by email for the gallery’s catering purposes.

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

Inaugural GPW Open Mic Night, Cos Cob Library, Wednesday June 26 at 7 pm.

Come have fun, raise the profile of Greenwich Pen Women, and support creatives in our community.

The May meeting is on Thursday, May 2 at Ann Caron’s. You’ll be given the address and parking instructions when you RSVP to Leigh.

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.

Please welcome our new members: Kathryn Shorts, Winnie Staniford (Arts), and Maesie Clarkson Wylie (Letters).

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

Website and Directory:
You will receive an updated print directory at the Annual Meeting.

~ ~ Sarah and Leigh

GPW President Sarah Darer Littman

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