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.  

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  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  or​ ​      

luncheon meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of each month. Our next luncheon meeting will be April 3, 2019. 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. In even-numbered years, Pen Women organize and sponsor a writers' conference in April, and also a writing competition.

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​​​​​​​                                                                             BOOK SALE

We all have books we love but no longer have space for. Please bring your gently-used books to the next luncheon meeting and we will sell them at the super-bargain price of 2 for $5. All proceeds go to support Pen Women projects, scholarships, and other endeavors of our Honolulu Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Mahalo!

​​​​"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."

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