NLAPW Events



First Fridays Art Walk

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The Pen Arts Gallery has been selected to participate in the Dupont Circle Art Walk!

Every First Friday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m., join us for live musical performances by local artists, refreshments, and mingling with other art lovers. View and buy art created from the 1900s to today by Pen Women and D.C. artists.

Follow @penartsDC on Instagram for more details!


Monthly Writers Circles 
New event hosted by the GROWN the web series

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All experience levels, types, and styles are welcome — come to receive feedback on your work. If you’re not a writer, but just want to see how the process works, we invite you as well!

To learn more and/or RSVP, click here.




Mixed Media Manifesto: Create Your Vision Board

2-5 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018
Pen Arts, 1300 17 Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Cost: By donation

When’s the last time you’ve created a vision board? Or updated your last one? Well, this Saturday, Pen Arts DC is opening its doors for you to step into a creative space to refocus and intentionally manifest what you want. Folks like Oprah and Ellen have accredited this practice to their success. 

We’ll provide magazines, but the more, the merrier! So if you’ve got some hanging around the house, please bring them. In addition to photos, quotes, or other personal images that you’d like to include on your board!

Supplies and snacks are included. No artistic background necessary, just come comfortable and ready to create!

About the instructor:

Johneé Wilson is an artist, yogi, and wellness coach. She guides people to discover their greatest selves and live their best life. Her artistry involves mixed media art, song writing, and acting. Follow her at @johnee_theartist on IG to learn more about her.



“Design Your Day” Fiber Arts Workshop
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2018
Pen Arts, 1300 17 Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Cost: $175


A crafty afternoon of fellowship, mindfulness, and centering self. Smithsonian instructor Lauren Kingsland will facilitate a course involving hand-sewing and design techniques, quilt-making, and the importance of finding balance for the creative mind. Each participant will create a beautiful piece to display on a tabletop, hang on a wall, or gift to another. No prior experience necessary! Lunch will be served and all materials provided.

About the instructor:

Lauren Kingsland has been making quilts professionally since 1988. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and shows and is in public and private collections throughout the country. She is dedicated to quiltmaking as a medium for storytelling, for building community and for healing and wellness. She is a visiting artist with the Arts and Humanities program of Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.





‘Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II’

Book Discussion and Author Signing
5:30 p.m. September 1, 2018
Pen Arts, 1300 17 Street NW, Washington, D.C.


Join the National League of American Pen Women, Inc., for a discussion and book signing with New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy, author of “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.” This event will be hosted in conjunction with the friends and family of Ms. Angeline Nanni — a former codebreaker herself — in celebration of her 100th birthday.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the N Street entrance of the Pen Arts Building. Come learn more about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during WWII and connect with other readers and writers in the D.C. community.

Tickets are free but seats are limited, so please get them while they’re available. Click the link here to access the site.