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Here’s the latest happening at the NLAPW:
Music members are now featured, in audio, on our website! Yea! This is the first time their art has ever been heard on our website.
See the first feature about Elizabeth Lauer, Yucca, New Mexico Branch, and hear her composition: Elizabeth Lauer’s “Dolcezza.”
And don’t miss the Signs of Strong, Successful Branches video
Check out all our departments:
Welcome to the home of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW), an organization of professional women artists, composers, and writers, founded in 1897, dedicated to our mission as a 501(c)3 organization to serve our communities through the arts.
The Mission of the National League of American Pen Women is to support and promote creative excellence and professional standards among women in the arts.*
*Passed by the NLAPW National Board of Directors, October, 2014.
Who are we?
Through the historic Pen Arts Building and Art Museum in the heart of Washington D.C., we enhance experiences for our members, diverse communities, and youth with educational events, outreach programs, and concerts sponsored by the NLAPW.
We have branches in states throughout our nation; in large cities, in rural areas, in towns, on all the coasts and in Hawaii. Branches offer seminars, workshops, art exhibits, readings, concerts, and outreach programs. Find a branch in your area.
Want to know more?
Explore our website to learn our history, events, contest news, art and poetry.
- Connect with our social media!
- News and Events will connect you with our upcoming programs.
- Click About for our mission statement, and visit pages on our history, historic headquarters, and outreach programs.
- You can find out how to join under Membership.
- Look under Competitions for grants.
- Find out how (and why) to donate to our cause of women in the arts.
- Visit our Publications section to find out about our quarterly literary magazine, The Pen Woman, and our Pen Women Press books.
- Check out our bookstore!