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:

Praise the spells and bless the charms,
I found April in my arms.

“Always Marry an April Girl,” Ogden Nash

How fortunate we are that the days are growing longer, considering all there is for us to do and to see as Greenwich Pen Women.

One event you won’t want to miss is our upcoming GPW program (April 23), a presentation by Bonnie Levison, senior instructor of The Moth, who will tell us how to improve upon our storytelling skills. Be sure to note program details in the Calendar section of this update.

Under Member News please note the details for two GPW pop-ups this month. First, Joyce DiCamillo invites us to the culminating concert of “El Sistema” on April 12, highlighting the power of music education. And Jean Moore reminds us that she has a few spots left to attend the Bruce Museum GPW pop-up tour of three current programs, led by our own award-winning docent, Lynn Garelick, on April 27.

And you will want to be sure you have marked your calendars already for the date in May (the 18th) of our annual meeting, details also in our Calendar update.

Below are a few photos to remind us of several past GPW events. First, the very well-attended and well-appreciated March 16 program, “The Art of the Memoir.” At that event, Joan Montoya, contributing editor at the New York Times, shared her writing experiences. In addition, GPW’s Arlene Mark and Bebbie Chickering spoke about their book, Rescuing Memories, a collection that came to be when they and GPW member Judy Crystal got together to share and to write.


The other event worth mentioning is one of significance for us all, the 97th birthday of Greenwich Pen Woman, Marie Schwartz. If you haven’t already, be sure to read her biography in our Roster to learn of her impressive accomplishments.

Deb with GPW member and neighbor, Rebecca Leigh, as they wish neighbor and GPW member of long-standing, Marie Schwartz, a happy birthday. Rebecca’s daughter, Pippa Leigh (also a member), sings to Marie via FaceTime.

So much to be proud of and thankful for!

President Deb Weir and Vice President Marcia Hamilton