2019 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival

                   Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

                                           CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
If you are looking for a stimulating volunteer activity, opportunity knocks at the 14th annual Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival, taking place on the beautiful grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds (Honolulu Hale). It takes more than 100 volunteers to help keep this free, family-friendly festival running smoothly. Sign up today at http://hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com/volunteer/ to be a part of this year’s celebration of books, storytelling, music and hula. We can’t do it without you!

Luncheon meetings

delectable detours


Art exhibition

writers' conference

writing competition


Readings of writings by our very own Pen Women! 

​​Join us May 1 for one of Honolulu Pen Women’s favorite meetings, when our Members and Friends will enchant and entertain us with short readings of their own works. Writers wishing to take the stage should contact Susan Killeen via skilleen8@gmail.com. It’s first come, first serve. Members have priority and readings by our Friends will be scheduled if time permits. Please time your readings! They must be 5 minutes or less. (Gongs will be employed only in the direst circumstances.) 

NLAPW Honolulu Branch 2019

Biennial Art Exhibit 

June 2-July 14, 2019

Opening Reception Sunday, June 9

Honolulu Country Club

1690 Ala Puumalu Street, Honolulu 96818

MEMBERS & FRIENDS ~ go to your studios and make art!

(more information to follow)

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                                                                                                    next luncheon meeting

                                                 Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.

                                                     The Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu         







   DEADLINE FOR LUNCHEON RESERVATIONS: 12:00 Noon Friday, April 26, 2019
   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 April 26 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).​​​​  

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  • ​​Every first Wednesday (except January, when it is moved to the second or third Wednesday), 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We do not meet June-July-August, and December's gathering takes the form of a holiday party. 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 early summer of every odd-numbered year, Pen Women Honolulu sponsors a juried art show featuring artwork of our members. Cash awards are offered.

  • ​Pen Women Honolulu sponsors a writers' conference for members and the public, featuring distinguished authors and hands-on workshops. 

  • ​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.