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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 tulips make me want to paint…”

From the poem, “Tulips,” by A.E. Stallings


Whether you paint with a brush or a pen or with notes on a page that magically turn to music, the tulips and other reminders of spring are inspiring to us all, as you will see in this month’s member news. Arts members will be out in force this month. And there is music in the air, plus so much more.

No matter what the discipline, during Bonnie Levison’s well-attended story-telling workshop, we discovered each of us has a story or two to be told. Bonnie, senior instructor of The Moth, was so inspiring, more than a few of our attendees expressed wishes for an encore, a worthy thought—and a possibility.

Among the spring flowers popping up around town are our own “Pop-Up” meetings. The latest outing was to the Bruce Museum for a tour with award-winning docent and GPW Arts member, Lynn Garelick, who took the group of seven members through a thought-provoking tour of impressionist, Alfred Sisley; highlights from the Bruce’s permanent collection; and a stunning exhibit of photographs, New York city from 1945-1980. After the tour, the group convened at Versailles Patisserie for coffee, tea, pastries, and conversation.

 

Happy Spring to all. Marcia and I are looking forward to seeing each of you on May 18 at our annual meeting. (Check our website calendar in this update for details.)  


Deb

President Deb Weir and Vice President Marcia Hamilton