Contact Us

National Headquarters for the NLAPW

The Pen Arts Building and Art Museum
1300 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1973

Phone: 202-785-1997

Fax: 202-452-6868

To contact individual board members, or to make general inquiries, please email:

Please include the subject of your inquiry in the subject line and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate officer or chair.

Pen Arts room reservations:

For Pen Arts Building reservations, please call 202-785-1997 between 9AM and 3PM EST Monday – Friday.

Staying at Pen Arts




Pen Women Membership

Find a branch in your area: NLAPW Branches.

For information on membership, see Becoming a Pen Woman or email one of the membership team:

National Art Credentials Chair

Bev Goldie
Central Ohio Branch

National Letters Credentials Chair

Kelly Ann Compton
Denver, Colorado Branch

National Music Credentials Chair

Marcia Foster Dunscomb
Atlanta, Georgia Branch


Bev Goldie, NLAPW Membership Development Chair

Bev Goldie, NLAPW Membership Development Chair


National Membership Development Chair

Beverly Goldie
Central Ohio Branch



Laura Walth in stairwell at The Des Moines Social Club. Photo by Gail Speckmann.


National Biennial Chair for 2018

Laura Walth, Des Moines (IA) Branch
National Outreach Chair
and 2018 Biennial Chair





cover Pen Woman winter 2017

Special issue of The Pen Woman: 120th Anniversary of the NLAPW

Publications Submissions


  • For Pen Woman Magazine submissions and non-member subscriptions, please email Rodika Tollefson at

Please see the The Pen Woman magazine page on this website for submission and advertising guidelines.



  • To submit poetry for the Poem of the Week, members please contact: Bobbie Dumas Panek, Poetry Editor,
  • To submit art for the Art of the Week, members please contact: Darlene Yeager-Torre, Art Editor,
  • To submit music clips for “The Music of…” feature, members please contact: Dr. M.J. ‘Sunny’ Zank,