Honolulu branch 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​coming up

next luncheon meeting

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

The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu




​​ We will be having our annual Holiday Boutique at this meeting. The boutique will start at 11:00 a.m., so come early and do your holiday shopping. If  you would like to reserve space to sell your books, art work, jewelry or cards, please contact Baerbel Miller at miller.baerbel@yahoo.com. 



   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 October 27 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).

Since the Chinese invented paper about two thousand years ago, the "Four Treasures of the Scholar's Studio" have been Brush, Paper, Inkstone and Inkstick ~ the four tools needed to communicate by making ink and brushing it on paper. We will enjoy scrolls that are masterpieces of this tradition between writing and painting. We will look at scrolls, read and discuss poems, and look at how the meaning of a poem can manifest itself in the brushwork.


Luncheon meetings

delectable detours


Art exhibition

writers' conference

writing competition



​                                                                Andy Kay


Topic:                                            Poetry and the Brush: Literature as Fine Art

  • ​​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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​Through his numerous exhibits  in galleries around the world, as well as many site-specific commissions, Andy Kay is represented by many works in private collections and major pieces for public spaces in Hawaii and abroad. His design work has appeared onstage as the costumes and sets for dance repertories in the United States and Europe, including the Stuttgart Ballet and Frankfurt Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Today, in Kaneohe, Andy teaches at his school, Zen Hall, and travels with a workshop introducing the basics of Zen brushwork.