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"The Mission of the League, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, is to encourage, recognize, and promote the production of creative work of professional standard in Art, Letters, and Music, and through outreach activities provide educational, creative, and professional support to members and non-members in these disciplines. The core values of the NLAPW are respect, knowledge, creation and preservation of the arts."

  • The National League of American P​en Women (NLAPW) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) professional organization     for women artists, composers, and writers that promotes the development of creative talents of women in the  arts. Members are women who produce creative works in Arts, Letters, or Music, with over 5,000 members nation-wide.


  • ​Honolulu Pen Women hold lively monthly luncheon meetings featuring speakers, artists and musicians, and sponsor conferences, art shows, writing competitions, seminars, and outings that further the artistic development of its members and the community. We support each others efforts and promote the arts in the wider community.  

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  • The mission of Pen Women is to encourage, recognize, and promote the production of creative work of professional standard in Art, Letters, and Music, and to promote and preserve creative arts in our community. Through outreach activities we provide educational, creative, and professional support in these disciplines. ​                 
  • ​For specific details on how to become a member, visit nlapw.org/how-to-join/.  Membership is open to women     who are published authors, composers of original music, photographers, and other artists whose works have  been in at least three juried shows. Click here for more information. To join contact  kathryn.takara@gmail.com    or sabrarae@icloud.com.​ ​      

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  • Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Our next meeting is April 5, 11:30am at The Pacific Club. Meetings are not held during summer (June, July, August). In December, the luncheon meeting is replaced by a fabulous holiday party. Throughout the year, various outings (Delectable Detours) offer opportunities to collectively enjoy and support  restaurants, plays, concerts, and other cultural events in our community. Every odd-numbered year we hold an art show. Every even-numbered year, Pen Women organize and sponsor a writers' conference in April, and also a writing competition.

UP NEXT! April FUNdraiser Book Sale

​We all have books we have read and loved but we no longer have space to keep them all, and we may want to make space for new books. Solution: Bring your gently used, "like new" books to the April meeting.  We will offer them for sale at the bargain price of 2 for $5. All proceeds go to Pen Women Honolulu. Any unsold books will be donated to the youth of Palama Settlement. You can give these books a new home and also support a good cause!

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