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…
“Eugénie Rocherolle Day” proclaimed
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 www.rocherolle.com.
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.
2016 Election results announced at NLAPW Biennial May 2016:
Virginia Franklin Campbell
Lorna Jean Hagstrom
Sheila M. Byrnes
Maureen Stack Sappéy
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.
The National League of American Pen Women, Inc.
Open to the public and free. Street and Paid parking is located nearby; Metro: short walk from Dupont Circle, Farragut North or Farragut West.
We’ve got two amazing travel opportunities available:
Our Garden Tour and Pen Arts Stay, just below, or click here to read about NLAPW in Italy.
Garden Tour and Pen Arts Stay
Glorious Fall Gardens of DC
October 21-25, 2015
Fall gardens in our Nation’s capitol are wonderful. This 5-day tour will visit the best that DC has to offer. And since a Pen Woman is putting it on just for us, it’s a bargain. Your tour leader will be Sandy Huff, award-winning photojournalist and travel writer, NLAPW National Art Chair, and a Master Gardener.
You’ll Stay at Pen Arts!
We’ll operate out of our lovely 1890 mansion in the historic DuPont Circle area and visit at least two gardens every day. In the evenings, guest speakers might give tips on how to take great photos, paint botanical pictures, or how they keep their gardens looking so good.
You’ll pay your own admission to sites (group rates when possible), split the fare for taxis, and buy your own lunch and supper. A light breakfast is included in your Pen Arts room rate.
We’ll stay flexible to take advantage of weather, special prices, and private time. At most sites, a tour of a historic house or museum is included – – you’ll be steeped in history as well as gardens! Admission prices are in italics.
Tuesday, October 20
Travel day – airfares are cheapest on Tuesdays. Plan to arrive at Pen Arts in the afternoon, settle into your room, and meet your roommate if you have one. Then explore opera singer Sarah Adams Whitemore’s 1890 mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln lived here, and brought his widowed mother to stay here too. Evening: orientation and introductions
Wednesday, October 21
Tour Day 1 – We’ll start with the best. The U. S. Botanic Garden, begun in 1820. (free) www.usbg.gov Lunch at the nearby Museum of the American Indian cafeteria.
Thursday, October 22
Tour Day 2 – Another gem. Hillwood House and Museum ($12 – $15). www.Hillwoodmuseum.org Lovely gardens, and the treasure-filled mansion of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. A staff horticulturist might tell us all about this fabulous garden. After lunch at the Hillwood Café, we’ll visit a small but lovely private garden nearby ($5 donation). Evening: A Georgetown Master Gardener
Friday, October 23
Tour Day 3 — National Arboretum www.usna.usda.gov. After lunch, we’ll visit Tudor Estate, ( $8-$10) www.tudorplace.org Built by George Washington’s grand-daughter, and lived in for six generations of history collectors. See what happens when boxwood isn’t pruned. Evening free. Rest, relax, or go see Shear Madness, the comedy that has played for 27 years at Kennedy Center. www.shearmadness.com
Saturday, October 24
Tour Day 4 – Dumbarton Oaks. www.doaks.org Inside is a world-famous collection of Mayan artifacts (free). Outside is a spacious and famous garden ($8-$10). Afternoon on your own. Evening: an artist from the Botanical Arts Society of the National Capital Region.
Sunday, October 25
Tour Day 5 – First, we’ll drop in at the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market so you can pick up a picnic lunch. Then we’ll taxi to the Franciscan Monastery. www.myfranciscan.org One thousand roses, a grotto, and a sense of peace. The interior of the church is fabulous. After picnicking on the grounds we’ll visit a reproduction of an early monastery garden at the National Cathedral (free) www.cathedral.org, famous for its pop art gargoyles – watch for Darth Vader. We can arrange our schedule to attend a church service if you wish. On our last evening, we’ll put on our own art and photography show.
Be aware that rooms (most with 2 twin beds) are on the 3rd and 4th floors and there is no elevator or maid service. Bathrooms are shared.
Your daily expenses:
Travel via shared taxis – plan $15 a day, and the Metro (subway) $4 each way.
Lunch and supper on your own. $10 – $25 per meal. DC has some fine restaurants, and some favorites are within a few blocks of Pen Arts. Or you can visit a supermarket 2 blocks away and make your own sack lunch in our teacup-sized kitchen.
Admissions into each destination: $15 – $25 a day.
Registration price: $100 (all proceeds go to NLAPW)
Room prices: A twin bed at Pen Arts will cost $60 a night for Pen Women, $70 for non-Pen Women ($50 and $60 if you stay for 5 or more nights) This includes a light breakfast in our lovely dining room.
NLAPW in Italy!!
Mark your calendars for October 22-November 2, 2015
PRIVATE ITALY, LTD has customized this tour exclusively for
us, with itineraries for our artists, writers, and composers!
From a comfortable hotel in the heart of Florence, we will spend 10 days
exploring the rich culture, historical beauty and some of the world’s greatest art!
Go to the link for details, pricing, deadlines, etc.