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:

Photo credit: Catherine Stahl

“Spring was good, and Summer better…””
(From E. E. Cummings, “Skating”)

After a busy spring schedule, we rush headlong into summer, with its own frenzied activity: visits from and to family and friends, vacations, gardens to tend —all the while trying, too, to find time for that poem, that painting, or that melody looking to be played. We will be taking a break from our GPW programs and meetings, but the inspiration we gain from each other will see us through until we meet again in the fall. In the meantime, let’s look back at our recent annual meeting, once again at the beautiful home of our gracious hosts, Arlene and Reuben Mark.

And we couldn’t let the moment pass without a big “thank you” to Stasha Healy who is handing the reigns of Letters co-chair to Leigh Grant, who will share responsibilities with Barbara Ehrentreu, continuing in her role as co-chair. Thank you, Stasha, and welcome, Leigh. Marcia and I are also happy to announce our new treasurer for the 2017-2018 term, Fereshteh Priou. Thank you, Fereshteh, for taking on this responsibility for us.


(Photos contributed by: Kathleen DiGiovanna, Deb Weir, and Libby Collins, and Nancy Burke)

President Deb Weir and Vice President Marcia Hamilton


Laurie Heiss