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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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Luncheon meetings

delectable detours


Art exhibition

writers' conference

writing competition

  • ​​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.

San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival

February 13-17, 2019

​San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

       ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​                        coming up

                                                   next luncheon meeting

                       Wednesday, November 7, 2018


                               The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu         




Colin Moore is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Hawai‘i. Prior to joining the faculty at UH, he served as a research fellow at Yale University’s Center for the Study of American Politics and as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University.

Colin’s talk will focus on the 2018 midterm elections. He will review the election results and explain what they mean for Hawai‘i, the Congressional Democrats, and the Trump Administration. He will also explore how technology and partisan polarization have changed politics in the United States and Hawai‘i.


   DEADLINE FOR LUNCHEON RESERVATIONS: 12:00 Noon Friday, November 2, 2018
   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.

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).​​​

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