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

"The Mission of the League, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, is to encourage, recognize, and promote the production of creative work of professional standard in Art, Letters, and Music, and through outreach activities provide educational, creative, and professional support to members and non-members in these disciplines. The core values of the NLAPW are respect, knowledge, creation and preservation of the arts."​

​Who are members of The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)?

​Who can join NLAPW? 

  • ​To be a member of a highly respected professional women's organization with a long tradition of excellence in the fields of Art, Letters, and Music, with headquarters in Washington, DC.
  • ​To stir up your creative juices through the many stimulating Pen Women activities, and through networking within a vibrant creative community of artists and writers.
  • ​To mentor and be mentored. To share experiences, mistakes, successes, and information with women who face similar challenges in creating or marketing their work. To support and encourage each other in the creative process.
  • To continue learning.
  • ​To have FUN!

​Why join NLAPW?

Honolulu branch 

​Other NLAPW Honolulu benefits include:

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National League of American Pen Women members are professional women who produce creative works in one or more of these membership classifications: Art, Letters, and Music. Members form a vibrant network of writers, artists, and musicians who support each other's efforts and help promote the arts in the community al large and through education.​ For more information visit nlapw.org/how-to-join.

  • ​​​​Stimulating monthly luncheon meetings with presenters you won't want to miss!
  • ​Delectable Detours ~ outings to plays, concerts, shows, and other cultural events, preceded by dinner at a nearby restaurant.
  • ​Biennial Art Exhibition (every odd-numbered year) for members, with cash awards.
  • ​Biennial writing competition (every even-numbered year), with cash awards.
  • ​Biennial Writers' Conference (every even-numbered year) featuring distinguished speakers and teachers, and hands-on workshops.
  • ​Subscription to The Pen Woman, NLAPW's national magazine.
  • ​Invitation to stay at the historic Pen Arts building, our national headquarters, when you visit Washington, DC.

Membership dues of $90 are due by May 1st each year. New MEMBERS accepted for membership after January 1st of the current year are not required to pay dues again until the next year. Contact Carol to pay your dues.

If you are a(n)...

​author                     editor                    scriptwriter                      poet                    painter                   dancer         

illustrator                 journalist              composer                        lyricist                 musician                photographer

sculptor                   dramatist              choreographer                architect             designer                 graphic artist

​...you may qualify to become a Member of NLAPW.

​  (For a complete list, including eligibility and qualification requirements, click here.)​​