News and Events

Pen Women around the country are actively pursuing their creative arts – and sharing experiences with other creative women in the Pen Women Branches.

See what’s happening:

Pen Women in the News: Individual Pen Women share news of new book releases, awards and state or national recognition.

Branch News: Pen Women get together for creative fun, to be inspired, learn and give to their communities.

NLAPW National Level News: Things are always buzzing at the Pen Arts headquarters. Here’s where you’ll find special announcements from our national president, chairwomen or the board of directors.

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We recognize the creative efforts of our members!


Pen Women in the News

Creativity is a solo sport, a quest for personal best! We want to share special announcements when a Pen Woman earns an award beyond the League, and state or national recognition.

This may also be an place where achievements by Members at Large can be recognized, where there is no NLAPW Branch in your area.

See the first entries on the Pen Women in the News page. Individual members can submit their news for the website to or to for The Pen Woman magazine.

Branch News

When your branch struts your style with an original event, scholarship fund, group performance or anything that might help us all learn and grow together, let us know. Send your newsflash for the website to to or to for The Pen Woman magazine.

See recent news from Branches in Columbus, Georgia; Central Ohio; Portland, Oregon; Muncie, Indiana; Sarasota, Florida, and more. Read more…

National Level News

Virginia Franklin Campbell, our national president, and the board of directors are always preparing the next celebration. The League’s 120th Anniversary in 2017 triggered a great celebration idea:  “The League’s Legends and Legacies.” Stay in touch here.


2016-2018 Elected officers:

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