• ​​Every first Wednesday, 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from January through May, and September through October. All meetings feature fascinating presenters and presentations related to literary, visual, and performing arts. 


  • ​Throughout the year, interested Pen Women gather together to attend cultural events, preceded by a delicious meal near the theater or concert venue. Frequency of the outings depends the event and level of interest. Check here for upcoming Delectable Detours.


  • ​In the spring or early summer of every odd-numbered year, Pen Women Honolulu sponsors a juried art show featuring artwork of our members. Cash awards are offered.


  • ​In the spring of every even-numbered year, Pen Women Honolulu sponsors a writers' conference for members and the public, featuring distinguished authors and hands-on workshops. (Exception: 2018)


  • ​The Lorin Tarr Gill biennial writing competition (every even-numbered year) is open to all writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Cash awards are offered in each category. Click here for most recent winners.


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Kauai Writers Festival Conference


November 9 - 11, 2018
Kauai Marriott Resort
Lihue, Kauai
 The conference includes talks by beloved authors (like Ellen Bass, Jane Smiley, Garth Stein, Sara Gruen, Kristin Hannah, Christina Baker Kline, Scott Turow, and Alice Hoffman), intimate small group discussions with the authors, individual sessions with literary agents, and group and individual consultations with leading experts on alternatives to traditional publishing. For more information see kauaiwritersconference.com.

Master Class Workshops offered November 5-8. 

Luncheon meetings




delectable detours

 



Art exhibition




writers' conference



writing competition



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next luncheon meeting

     

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

​   11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.

    The Pacific Club          

1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu


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  DEADLINE FOR LUNCHEON RESERVATIONS: 12:00 Noon Friday, April 27
   FEE SCHEDULE:
   Members and Friends: $30
   Member: A dues-paying member of the National League of American Pen Women
   Friend: A person who has applied for Friend status and supports the Honolulu Pen Women with an annual, tax-deductible, donation
   Guest/Other: $32
   Late Fee: $5

                 ATTENTION: Payments received after the deadline will be charged a $5 late fee in addition to the regular charge. If bringing a guest,                  please list the name(s) on your registration form.  


RESERVATIONS: Send your check to Baerbel Miller, 933 Kapoho Place, Honolulu, HI 96825. Please indicate your status (Member, Friend, Guest), the number attending, and names of any guests you may be bringing. Please notify Baerbel before March 30 if you will be paying cash at the door.


 LATE RESERVATIONS
Reservations made after the deadline must pay a late fee of $5.00. If you cancel BEFORE the deadline, your check will be shredded. It will not be applied to the next meeting.


NO REFUNDS or CREDITS for no-shows or cancellations after the deadline.
If you’re worried about mailing your check too close to the deadline, please contact Baerbel Miller, to give her a heads-up. Phone: 396-9324, Email:

gigibarbel@yahoo.com. Leave your name and phone number (and if applicable, the names of your guests).​​

It's that time of year again for one of our favorite sessions, our annual chance to hear from the talented writers among us. The May meeting will, as is the tradition, be devoted to our own Members and Friends treating us to samples of their work. Ten readers will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note: Selections may not exceed five minutes. (Time yourself in front of a mirror!) Contact Susan Killeen (skilleen8@gmail.com or phone 783-9664) to submit your name and the genre of work you wish to read. ​​​​​

13th annual HAWAII BOOK & MUSIC FESTIVAL

presented by Bank of Hawaii

Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds, 555 S. King Street, Honolulu
Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2018
10am-5pm both days


This annual celebration of story and song presents bestselling national and local authors, award-winning Hawaii musicians and hula halau as well as theatrical performances, storytellers, booksellers, stimulating panel presentations and children’s programs. More than 150 events take place at 10 venues on the festival grounds. Free admission and parking.www.HawaiiBookAndMusicFestival.com.

​​​​​​​​national league of American pen women

Honolulu branch 

REMINDER: Deadline for dues is May 15

Please mail your renewals to Carol Egan before May 13. Address is 344 Iliaina Street, Kailua, HI 96734. You may also bring your check to the May meeting. Checks should be made out to NLAPW.