Welcome to the home of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of professional women in arts, letters, and music that was founded in 1897.

The mission of the National League of American Pen Women is to support and promote creative excellence and professional standards among women in the arts.


Back by Popular Demand — Pen Women Webinars

PW online

Pen Women Online is a professional development program available to the general public. From writing for film and TV to spreadsheets, check out our top 10 webinars on-demand.

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Pen Women and The Future is WITA 

Recently, a group of women gathered at Pen Arts to discuss a Pen Arts benefit event as part of the WITA (Women in the Arts) campaign. We’re excited about all the energy and the ideas at the meeting — and plan to move forward. 

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Less than $5,300 Left to Raise Toward $25,000 Matching Grant!

The McGrath Family Trust made a $25,000 matching donation to NLAPW in honor of Angeline Nanni, the last remaining member of World War II and Cold War era code breakers, on the occasion of her 100th birthday. The McGrath family feels the League deserves the funds because it broke barriers in its founding and continues in that tradition today. 

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