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It’s time for our members to toot their horns and perhaps make holiday shopping easier for fellow Pen Women. If you would like to participate in the Holiday Bazaar, like previous members, please read the Guidelines (along with “made-up” examples). Your items will be featured from Oct. – Dec. 20.


In August, Joanne Dearcopp published three books by Sanora Babb through her publishing company Muse Ink Press. Together with books she previously published, she has accomplished her goal of having all Babb’s work in print. In addition, she developed and co-edited the first collections of essays on Babb’s life and work, Unknown No More: Recovering Sanora Babb (University of Oklahoma Press). All this was wonderfully acknowledged in the August 19th issue of New York Review of Books in an article, “The Vindication of Sanora Babb."


Told in the Seed
". . .a beautifully edited retrospective on the poetry of Sanora Babb. There is a haunting timelessness to Babb's work. Her use of whimsy, detail and irony makes her feel quite contemporary."—Cathryn Essinger, The Apricot and the Moon.

Cry of the Tinamou
“ A spirit of wise humor and compassion invest her stories, which deal with human struggle and endurance."—Douglas Wixson

 The Dark Earth
“With verve and empathy, she shapes our perceptions of what it is to be human in a well-timed collection that speaks to our own moment of protest and reflection.” —Alan Wald

Unknown No More
“. . . helps set the record straight on an important American author.”—Ken Burns

Maria C. Friscia’s oil paintings, Cityscape at Dusk I (below left) and City at Dusk (below right) were accepted into the “Envisioning Space: Architecture Through the Ages ".  This juried exhibition will be on view at the Lockwood-Mansion Museum in Norwalk and online on the Stamford Art Association website. The exhibit will run from September 17 – December 19.

Maria Friscia

Doris Mady has 2 paintings featured in a new venture in Instagram’s Fair Share Art, @fairshareart, starting Sept. 1. They are: Apples and Lemons. Starting mid-September her Zinnas in a Green Jar will be in “10x10 Show” at the Lounge at Greenwich Arts Center. Her work Purple Dusk at Twilight Time (below) will be at the Marine and Coastal Show Set. 5 – Oct. 2, (Rowayton Arts Center, 149 Rowayton Ave.) and lastly, until Sept. 27 her one-woman show “My Favorite Things” can be seen at the Mt. Kisco Library, 2nd floor-Community Room (100 Main St.).

Doris Mady


Rowayton Arts Center awarded 3rd Place to Barbara O’Shea in the juried “Photography and Sculpture Exhibition”. Her work is titled Where Are We Now?

She was also awarded 3rd Place in photography at the recent Rowayton Arts Center Exhibiting Member’s “Community Sponsored Show” for St. Paul’s.


The Transylvania Trilogy is Roberta Seret’s first fiction series.  AllAuthor has chosen her and her Trilogy to review. Please see the interview at You can also see Transylvanian Trilogy's website for more information: 


Hint of the Month

“Write slowly and by hand only about subjects that interest you.” ~~ Annie Proulx