News and Events

Click here to visit our 2016 Biennial Convention page for information on our multi-arts convention in Washington, D.C. April, 2016.


Pen Women in the news…

The tenacious Muncie Indiana Branch

With only eight members and no other officers, President Barb Kehoe and Treasurer Cathy Shouse planned what was to be their last meeting; the agenda was to decide whether to disband. Inspired by a first-time visitor who stepped up to join, Barb and Cathy decided to recommit as officers for another year. Read more…



Huntsville, Alabama

“Eugénie Rocherolle Day” proclaimed

Eugénie Rocherolle with the mayor of Huntsville, Tommy Battle, who proclaimed Feb. 26, 2016 “Eugénie Rocherolle Day.”

Huntsville AL Mayor Tommy Battle, presents Eugénie Rocherolle with the “Eugénie Rocherolle Day” proclamation.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle proclaimed Feb. 26, 2016, “Eugénie Rocherolle Day” and presented her with a written proclamation and a medallion representative of a key to the city. Member at Large Eugénie Rocherolle’s achievements are key to the future of our great organization, and we salute her magnificent experience and the honor she so rightly deserves.

Eugénie was commissioned by the Huntsville Alabama Music Teachers Association to compose a suite for the organization’s 20th anniversary.  “Celebration Suite” was the title for the commission and it included three original duets for piano.

The final movement was a thrilling piece performed on multiple pianos, adding to the exhilaration of the performance. Although the suite was written for two performers at one piano, this performance was amplified and enhanced by additional players at six pianos.

To learn more about this superb composer, visit her website at


The Vinnie Ream Exhibit at the Karpeles Museum

The Exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Jacksonville, Florida will open on September 2, 2016 and will run through October 30 2016.

See Introduction for the Vinnie Ream Exhibit.


2016 Election results announced at NLAPW Biennial May 2016:

Virginia Franklin Campbell

First Vice-President
Lorna Jean Hagstrom

Second Vice-President
Sheila M. Byrnes

Third Vice-President
Maureen Stack Sappéy

Fourth Vice-Presdent
Ronni Miller

Fifth Vice-President
Jane Maclean

Recording Secretary
Mary Pat Canes

Evelyn B. Wofford


NLAPW Recognized in Congressional Record

Entered on Thursday, February 4, 2016 by the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia in the House of Representatives.

For a link to the official Congressional Record site, click here.

For a link to a “suitable for framing” PDF of the NLAPW Congressional Record entry, click here.

Event History

Soul Lifting
The National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

October 17, 2015
Soul Lifting
A Saturday Evening Arts Programpic for program invite
Pen Arts Building, 1300 17th Street NW
Washington, DC


NLAPW was in Italy!!

October 22-November 2, 2015
PRIVATE ITALY, LTD customized this tour exclusively for
us, with itineraries for our artists, writers, and composers!
From a comfortable hotel in the heart of Florence, we spent 10 days
exploring the rich culture, historical beauty and some of the world’s greatest art!