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.
Greenwich’s Western Sky by GPW Diane Morello
"Yet my heart loves December’s smile as much as July’s golden beam; then let us sit and watch the while the blue ice curdling on the stream."
~ ~ Emily Jane Bronte
Note from our President:
It is worth mentioning here that in 2022, we emerged from behind our masks, out of our homes, away from Zoom, and met and laughed face-to-face. We are starting to see the fruits of our efforts and importance of reconnecting as new works emerge.
It has been an eventful month―from our October 28th gallery event at Flinn Gallery to the November 10th Instagram lesson delivered by Jessica Reid on Zoom to our Open Mic Night on November 17th at the Cos Cob Library. Diane Morello masterfully organized and moderated the Open Mic Night. My big job, in my important role of president, was to activate the timer on my iPhone. We had a lot of fun at the Open Mic and more than 16 talented presenters took advantage of sharing their original work, including a few men and a few women (who may soon become members). Thank you to all who participated, organized, and supported these events. On November 1st an Art Critique was held at Loft Artists Association, Stamford, CT hosted by Maria Friscia. On November 2nd, Terry Kelleher held a book discussion on the novel, French Braid, at the Perrot Library. To those of you who didn't participate, you are missing out.
We are so pleased to welcome Jessica Adams to associate membership in GPW. The horror stories she writes will make your blood run cold! We heard one at the Open Mic. But she could write about anything. We have interest in membership from three new people so I am very excited to hear about that from Mary Dwyer, our New Members chair. We are delighted to see you as members bringing in new people and encouraging them to join. People are hearing about us!
Our Holiday Luncheon will take place on the 2nd of December as you all know. Less than half of our membership has chosen to take part so sadly this year's event may be the last at a club or the last, period. So if I don't see you there, I am wishing all of you a happy, robust, friends and family-filled holiday season!
Record of Achievement
Lee Paine's book, Extraordinary Revelations to Ordinary People, features 25 extraordinarily moving and mystifying interviews/testimonies, 76 individual revelations/experiences, and 27 illustrative art photographs. It will be available on Lulu.com and at the Christ Church (Greenwich) Bookstore in two weeks.
Leigh Grant's historical adult novel on adventure, masking and disguise, and romance in 15th century Venice and the Balkans, Mask of Dreams, is out on Amazon in paperback. Thanks to the input and critiques by the GPW LETTERS group, this story has come to fruition. We all know what wearing a mask is like... Read the book. It could be worse.
- December 2, Friday — Holiday Lunch, 11:30 am to 2 pm
- December 7, Wednesday -- Poetry Group, 2 pm, TGM Anchor Point
- December 9, Friday — Letters Critique, 10:30 am, in-person
Write, paint, make music!
GPW President Leigh Grant