Pen Women

National League of American Pen Women

I recently joined the Pen Women. It’s an interesting organization where (mostly) you need to have earned money from your artistic creations to join. Men can join; I forget the name they’re given.

Most of the women are advanced in years- I’m the youngest by a long shot. It was nice to show off my twins (pictures of my new daughter and copies of my new novel). We listened to a singer – songwriter talk about her journey with music and a couple of her original songs. She expressed interest in joining, and I really hope she does. She’s pretty interesting and I enjoyed her work.

At first I didn’t know there were three branches of Pen Women: Art, Letters, and Music. I qualify under letters as an author. I’m one of the few prose authors in the group qualified under letters. Most are poets and we have a few musicians and artists. They’re all distinguished women, however, and I appreciate spending time with them.

Does that make me distinguished by association? Now that’s an interesting thought.

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2 Comments

  1. Sarah said,

    10 May 2009 at 23:18

    Distinguised by association? Not exactly…distinguised in your own right! You have to be to qualify to join them, which you did. Hey, I know a distinguised author! 🙂

  2. Sarah said,

    10 May 2009 at 23:19

    Okay, I REALLY can spell “distinguished”…it’s just too early in the morning for me… 😛


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