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:

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
Edith Sitwell

I am happy to report on another “pop-up” meeting, this one last month to the Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Lynn Garelick provides the narration of the outing) in “Member News.” Be sure to read it and see more of the photos.

L to R: Libby Collins, Lynn Garelick, Joanne Dearcopp, and Karen Heffner


If you want to initiate a pop-up, just pick a venue, time, and place, and invite members to join you. It’s that easy. The Arts group has a list of those who have expressed interest in joining art-related popups, but any group can initiate one.

And now a note on our wonderful holiday party at the Greenwich Country Club, December 1. The photos showcase the event’s good company and good cheer. A special note of gratitude to Catherine Stahl for bringing it all together and to Marie Amoruso for coordinating the tables and for making the lovely place cards. Congratulations to Arlene Mark on her well-deserved GPW Owl Award, 2016. Since Arlene is not one to dwell on or to even mention her many achievements, we have chosen to let her take the “Spotlight” this month. The narrative you will read there is courtesy of GPW Vice President, Marcia Hamilton, who presented the award at our luncheon, and to Stasha Healy, Letters co-chair, whose internet super-sleuthing brought to light all that Arlene has accomplished.

Photos by Kathy DiGiovanna


This season brings so much joy and yet it is tempered with sadness. This past month we lost two wonderful Greenwich Pen Women members. Anne Macdonald, who died last month, was an energetic and vibrant member GPW for many years. And then on November 24, we lost Liana Moonie who was always gracious, prodigiously talented, and ever inspiring, a true artist. We will miss them both.

Anne Macdonald, Liana Moonie


May you each enjoy a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

President Deb Weir and Vice President Marcia Hamilton


Member Spotlight:

Arlene Mark