Pen Women actively pursue the creative arts

and share their experiences

with other creative women in

NLAPW branches around the country.



News from Pen Women: Individual Pen Women share news of new book releases, awards and state or national recognition, and special events.

Phyllis A. Gunderson Santa Clara County CA Branch

Branch News: Pen Women share activity in their branches — getting together for creative fun, to be inspired, learn and give to their communities. It’s so great to learn from other branches and the hundreds of Pen Women everywhere.

At a branch potluck. Front row (sitting), left to right: Branch President Winnie Thompson, Charlotte Severin, Virginia Degner. Back row: (standing) Jo Ann Frisch, National President Virginia Franklin Campbell, Natica Angilly, Ann Maloney-Mason, Kazumi Cranney, Connie Rusk, Betty Enoch, Carol Markos.



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 of the National League of American Pen Women.


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About Pen Women Member Submissions:

By individual members: Creativity is a solo sport, a quest for personal best! We want to share special achievements by individual Pen Women. Any time you step out on your own with your artistic endeavors, breaking ground beyond the League, making a name for yourself, getting special recognition — any time you can share a brief post with photos, send us your news!

Achievements by members-at-large can be recognized here. Members-at-large are those members who have no NLAPW branch near to their homes. We made a place on our website so you have a home here, too. Be sure to include your location.

To get an idea of what your fellow members are sharing, see the News from Pen Women page. Submit your news for the website to or to for The Pen Woman magazine.

Branches: Broadcast on the website when your branch struts your style with an original event, scholarship fund, group performance or anything that might help us all learn and grow in our own branches. Send your newsflash for the website to to or to for The Pen Woman magazine.

See recent news from branches in Minnesota, New York, Colorado, Florida, Columbus, Georgia; Central Ohio; Portland, Oregon; Muncie, Indiana; Washington D.C., and more. Read Branch News…

At Pen Arts in DC: Our national president and the board of directors are always preparing the next celebration. Check out the Pen Arts events page to see what’s happening currently.

Want to be more active in the League? See all your options in Membership, Competitions open to members, Pen Woman Press for publishing.


2018-2020 Elected officers:

Evelyn B. Wofford

First Vice-President
Sheila M. Byrnes

Second Vice-President
Lorna Jean Hagstrom

Third Vice-President
Beverly (Bev) Goldie

Fourth Vice-President & Chaplain
Rev. Robin Moscati

Fifth Vice-President
Laura Walth

Recording Secretary
Mary Pat Canes

Barbara L. Nunes

Ethics Chair
Marge Dodge