A subsidiary of the National organization, the Honolulu Branch, known
as the Honolulu Pen Women, conducts and promotes creative and educational
activities in Art, Letters, and Music. Honolulu Pen Women have
participated in juried art shows, published their work and had it
performed, and through shared artistic experience, have developed lasting
The Honolulu Pen Women gather for lively luncheon meetings once a
month, usually the first Wednesday of the month, from 11:00 A M to 1:00
PM, September through May. The agenda typically consists of a short
business meeting, and a program by a featured speaker. Check
NEXT MEETING for meeting place,
menu, and guest speaker.
Non-members interested in the arts may also attend luncheon meetings,
although reservations are required. If you would like to receive notices
of monthly meetings by email, please
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used for this purpose.
In even-numbered years, members organize the
NLAPW BIENNIAL WRITERS' CONFERENCE. These inspiring Honolulu
conferences are a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned writers and
published authors and are open to all interested residents and visitors.
In conjunction with the conferences, the Honolulu Branch conducts a
respected literary competition: the LORIN TARR GILL
WRITING COMPETITION, held in memory of writer Lorin Tarr Gill, a
long-time Branch member who died in 1979. The competition is open to the
public and is carried on with primary support from the Gill family.
Click here to view the contest winners
for 2014 and their entries.
In odd-numbered years, members organize the NLAPW
BIENNIAL ART EXHIBITION. Biennial Art Shows are held at the beautiful
Honolulu Country Club Art Gallery, 1690 A la Puumalu St., Honolulu HI
NLAPW members are female professionals 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 others' efforts and help promote arts in the community at
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