Arlene Mark is recipient of 2016 Owl Award

Arlene Mark

Arlene Mark

Arlene Mark is the recipient of the 2016 Owl Award, presented annually by Greenwich Pen Women, a branch of the National League of American Pen Women. It is presented annually to a member for outstanding achievement in her field and service to the community.

In presenting the award at this year’s holiday luncheon, Greenwich Pen Woman Vice President Marcia Hamilton noted that Mark, a longtime member of the organization, has contributed her “time, talent and treasures to our community and beyond.

Mark is a published author of novels and short stories, including To the Tower, a book for children about Shell Island. She has served as a board member, chairman of the group’s Letters committee and has been a dedicated volunteer in a variety of community organizations. Accepting her Owl Award, an emotional Mark said “I would be outrageously happy for a feather.”

Greenwich Pen Women is an organization of professional writers, musicians and artists. For more information about the group’s activities and membership requirements visit

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