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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. 

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           Wednesday, March 7, 2018

​             11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.

                The Pacific Club

             1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu

​  Presenter:
  Eric Johnson

 Building a Creative Community




   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 2 if you will be paying cash at the door.

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).​​

 Artistic Director, Eric Johnson will be speaking about the theatrical work of Honolulu Theatre for Youth and how they have engaged an ensemble of local artists in generating new professional work for and by our community.

 Eric Johnson, is the Artistic Director of Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Prior to Honolulu, Johnson was an Artistic Associate at the Fulton Opera House and the Founding Artistic Director of Blue Shift Theatre Ensemble. His work has toured nationally and internationally winning numerous awards and recognition. As a freelance director Johnson’s credits include La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Center Theatre Group, Childsplay, Imagination Stage and the Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices Festival. He is a proud alumnus of the TCG/NEA Early Career Directors Program and the Princess Grace Fellowship.​  ​​

Luncheon meetings

delectable detours


Art exhibition

writers' conference

writing competition

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

Honolulu branch 

  • ​​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.


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.