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:

"The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination."
Emily Dickinson


The calendar may say February but winter does not diminish the creativity of the Greenwich Pen Women. And speaking of the calendar, be sure to note ours this month, highlighting “The Art of the Memoir,” a presentation, March 16, by Joan Montoya, contributing editor at the New York Times, during which she will share her rich writing experience with us. In addition, Arlene Mark will talk about how she and two friends, including Judy Crystal, gathered to write their memoirs, an effort that culminated in the publication of their book, Rescuing Memories. Many thanks to Marcia Hamilton and Catherine Stahl for organizing the events and to Arlene for her considerable part in each. See “Calendar” in this update for more details.

Before leaving January behind, a quick shout out to Stasha Healy and Kia Heavey for a very successful dinner in honor of poet Robert Burns. The event, with several Greenwich Pen Women in attendance, certainly went a long way in helping us to find our inner Scotswomen!



Next up, “Member News,” and a look at the creativity of our members
whose art and imaginations light the way.

President Deb Weir and Vice President Marcia Hamilton