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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.

Early Autumn Viewpoint by GPW Catherine Stahl

Early Autumn Viewpoint by GPW Catherine Stahl

"The clear light that belongs to October was making the landscape radiant."
~ ~ Florence Bone

 


Note from our President:

I am sitting here staring at a blank sheet of paper on which I have been directed (by Doris) to write my President's Letter for October. Last night we had a productive board meeting at the end of which we passed the budget. Nine board members from the executive and larger board attended. The main difference in the budget will be a two-month effort by Jess Reid of Greenwich Point Marketing to revisit our Instagram and Facebook sites in order to reinvigorate the GPW profile. She will provide templates and train us to use them properly. At the end of two months we will review her progress and the results of her work and, if successful, approve a third month. 

Regarding the Meet and Greet, I am very thankful to the twenty good people who signed up and at the same time discouraged that they represent less than a third of the membership. So much for reconnecting. There seems to have been a mass exodus from Greenwich this weekend so the date chosen, even though it was chosen in June, was apparently not timely for many members.

On the publishing and art fronts, my friend, who runs production at Random House, told me this summer that it had been a very good year for publishing. I guess that's obvious because Random House, one of the big five, is now trying to devour Scribner's, also one of the big five. One of my oldest and best friends, an accomplished painter, told me that this has been the best year she has ever had for artwork. So I think we should sally forth with all flags flying on our own endeavors.

Record of Achievement    

Barbara Ehrentreu has won another poetry award, this time from India: The India Independence Day Award (3rd time)
Anita Keire has just published another book in her Mustard Seed series: Mustard Seed Thoughts: Fresh Faith and New Life Book 2 - Today's Reality and Challenges

Upcoming Events:

  • October 7, Friday — LETTERS critique, 10 am to 12 noon
  • October 18, Tuesday  — Creative Writing Seminar with Karen Tsakos from 5 to 7pm (Deb Weir, organizer)
  • October 28, Friday — Flinn Gallery art talk and wine, 5pm to 7pm (Leslee Asch and artist, Joan Goldin)
  • November 2, Wednesday — Book Discussion, French Braid, at Perrot Memorial Library, 7pm (Terry Kelleher)
  • November 17, Thursday — Open Mic Night, Cos Cob Library, 7pm to 8:15pm (Diane Morello) 

Write, paint, make music!

Leigh

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GPW President Leigh Grant


 

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