​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​coming up

next luncheon meeting

​Wednesday, September 6, 11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.

The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu





   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.

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).

​                                                                                             Presenter:
                                                                     SUSAN SCOTT

The Great Barrier Reef is Still Great

 A recent headline announced that “97 percent of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is Dead,” a statement based on studies of sections of the reef.  For the last three years, however, Susan has been sailing the Great Barrier Reef on her boat, Honu, and found it very much alive.  Susan will talk about the science and politics in Australia regarding it’s world heritage reef as she shows photos of the extraordinary marine life she has encountered there. 

Susan, a former registered nurse, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawai'i in 1985 and is a graduate of the university’s Marine Option Program.  Since 1987, Susan has written a weekly column called “Ocean Watch” for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and has written eight books about nature in Hawai'i.Her latest books are “Call Me Captain, A Memoir of a Woman at Sea.” and “Kolea, The Amazing Transpacific Life of the Pacific Golden-Plover.”  Both will be available for sale.​​

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

  • ​​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. Conference is held at Iolani School. Next writers' conference is April 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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