• a sisterhood of talented women who are dedicated to their craft and to sharing their passion for arts with others

Founded in 1897, the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports and promotes professional women in arts, letters, music, and allied professions. 

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Why Become a Pen Woman?

Cape Canaveral Branch member Donna Puglisi shares brief insights into how the prestigious NLAPW helps professional women in all aspects of the arts to network with fellow artists and expand their horizons.

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  • Featured Member: Jan Down

    Iowa City Branch member Jan Down celebrated the publication of her first book, “Wind in My Wheels: A Fifty State Odyssey,” a few weeks before her 82nd birthday.
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  • 1,200+ members strong

  • 60+ branches across country

  • 35 disciplines represented

Join Pen Women at the 50th Biennial in D.C. in spring 2022

Every two years, we get together and host an amazing convention of workshops, speakers, music, art exhibits, and more. The 50th Biennial has been postponed until 2022 due to the pandemic. Check back often to see what’s new about the upcoming event.