Books by members of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

Flash! Short Short Stories by Pen Women


“Good flash fiction cuts to the chase and sears the heart. These stories, told by Pen Women, aren’t excerpts from longer works. They’re mini-masterpieces in themselves. A flashbulb pops. Light explodes onto a scene and captures the truth. You see, and hear, and feel everything you need to know in 100 words or fewer.” – Treanor Wooten Baring, Editor


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The Light Between Us: True Stories of Healing through Creative Expressions by Pen Women

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The Light Between Us, cover painting by Dorothy Atkins

The Light Between Us, cover painting by Dorothy Atkins

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When we least expect it, our lives sometimes fall apart. We then turn our whole selves to light, to explore or re-explore our intrinsic creative energy. The result is, as these stories illustrate, the emergence of new vision.

The Light Between Us is the open and honest sharing of renewal. Throughout these pages, creative women bear witness to the healing power of artistic and literary expression. These stories will lift your soul and give inspiration to your own new vision.

Poems of the Super Moon


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Pre-order for the second printing of Poems of the Super Moon, the latest in the Pen Women Press’s collection of poetry by Pen Women. Our literary Press relies on sales to cover costs.

From the Preface by Treanor Baring, Poems of the Super Moon editor:

…These poems are not only about the moon; they are about life itself. The moon sheds its light on moments in our lives when longing and knowing converge. The authors here have set these moments, some small, some extraordinary, to words. Several are offered as prayers, others as cries in the dark, even more as testimonies to the wonder of being alive. The moon has inspired these poems, but it is the inspiration that comes from within women that we celebrate with this anthology.

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Helen Holt: Memoir of a Servant Leader

Called a great patriot by John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and lauded by Vice President Joe Biden, Helen Holt was the first woman to hold statewide office in West Virginia. In 1957, she was appointed Secretary of State of West Virginia. She has served under eight U.S. Presidents with the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, working to establish nursing homes and improve elder care across the country. At 101 (going on 102!), she is an active member of the NLAPW District of Columbia Branch.
District of Columbia Branch Art and Letters Member (and former NLAPW Branch President) Patricia Daly-Lipe has completed her much-anticipated biography of this pioneer Pen Woman. Published by The Pen Women Press, Helen Holt, Memoir of a Servant Leader, can be purchased from Patricia Daly-Lipe at for $14.95.

Spirit, Peace and Joy: An anthology of poems by Pen Women

The 2nd printing of our stunning poetry anthology now available

Spirit, Peace and Joy an anthology of poems by Pen Women

Spirit, Peace and Joy
an anthology of poems by Pen Women

Demand for this collection of uplifting poems was so high, a second printing was ordered and has now been delivered to The Pen Arts Building and Art Museum. Order now to fill this holiday season and the New Year with Spirit, Peace and Joy! We’re not Amazon, so we can’t promise a delivery schedule, but our headquarters will rush this new printing out to you as fast as possible.

Pen Women poets from across the country share their unique voices in this collection.
Their poems are powerful and peaceful, thought-provoking and calming. They embody the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary women.

The Pen Women Press of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. invites you to enjoy this book. We hope it lifts your spirit and brings you peace and joy.

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The Pen Arts Building and Art Museum Note Cards

The Pen Arts Building, Washington, DC drawing by Prue Carrico

The Pen Arts Building and Art Museum, Washington, DC
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Featuring the elegant drawing by Pen Woman Prue Carrico, these Pen Arts notecards are now available for 12.50 per ten-pack. Give as gifts to sister Pen Women, use as thank you notes to branch members, donors and speakers, and share the prestige and artistry of the National League of American Pen Women. Download the order form here to pay by check.
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