Greenwich Pen Women to hold poetry event on Tuesday

It will be an evening of poetry at an event on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. hosted by the Greenwich Pen Women at Greenwich Library

That night in the library’s meeting room, the Greenwich Pen Women will present poetry readings and art from their newest publication of original works, which is the result of a nation-wide poetry contest, Women’s Voices of the 21st Century: Experiences That Shape Women.

Women from Maine to Hawaii who belong to the National League of American Pen Women submitted hundreds of poems for consideration. Each poem went through several rounds of blind judging for cash awards and the honor of publication in the book.

The Greenwich Pen Women are featured heavily in this volume. Art members of the branch donated line drawings for selected poems. Leigh Grant, who grew up in Greenwich on the Tomes-Higgins property and attended Greenwich Academy, won first prize for her poem The Place That You Found.

Refreshments will be served.

The NLAPW, founded in Washington D.C. in 1897, is the oldest organization for creative women in the United States. Members included Eleanor Roosevelt, Anya Seton, Florence Harding, Barbara Bush and Erma Bombeck. The Greenwich Branch of the NLAPW, or Greenwich Pen Women, is 59 years old.

Greenwich Pen Women, who are professional artists, writers, and composers, participate in writers’ workshops and artists’ critique sessions as well as educational programs during the year. The members offer each other mutual support and encouragement during the creative process.

For more information visit Greenwichpenwomen.org or contact Deborah Weir at [email protected] or 203-869-0427.

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