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Helen Holt Biography Now Available for Sale

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

The 2nd printing of our stunning Poetry Anthology is 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. 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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Pre-order our next publication now–Poems of the Super Moon


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Pre-order 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, so get your order in soon to help us get it to the printer.

Inspired by a line in a poem by Modesto Branch Pen Woman Nancy Haskett that every poet should have a “moon poem,” and launched at the time of the August, 2014 Super Moon celestial event, the blog celebrates our moon through poetry. This volume collects the poems from the blog as well as new and revisited “moon poems” from Pen Women around the country. Order now and be sure to get a copy from the first printing. Donations to help us get it to press are also welcome! (click on the Donate button to the right and be sure to add a note specifying Donation for Pen Women Press).

Pen Arts Building Note Cards

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

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

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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Fall 2014 issue of the Pen Woman Magazine
Not a member yet, or need more copies of the Pen Woman magazine? The Fall 2014 issue of the Pen Woman Magazine is now available for purchase. This issue includes new Poetry, art, calls for submissions, what’s happening in our branches and more.

Fall 2014 Pen Woman magazine

Fall 2014 Pen Woman magazine

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

In 2009, the Pen Women Press published Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln: A Commemorative Collage, a collection of music, art, drama poetry and writing from Pen Women members. This anthology is endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The ALBC was established by Congress in 2000 to commemorate Lincoln who remains, as they state “…the embodiment of the highest ideals and values of our nation…” This outstanding book is available for purchase. See our Pay Pal link here: