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Art by Susan Murphy; all art on this site by CNY Branch artists

May 28, 2020

Central New York Branch Pen Women took the lion's share of the NLAPW 2020 Biennial Awards in Letters with seven members winning over one-third of all Biennial Letters awards this year. Six independent judges blind-read submissions from Pen Women around the country. 


May 27, 2020

Rachael Ikin’s artwork makes up front and back covers of the new literary journal Fly on the Wall, released July 2020. Ikins has had much success with publishing recently. In addition to Fly on the Wall, her work appeared in the pandemic journal from South Africa, five...

March 24, 2020

Bobbie Dumas Panek's Poem "It's vocal chords mean nothing" is featured in Amazon produced International Poetry Anthology of Female Voice, titled "Women Scream." Dumas Panek is joined by forty-two women poets from around the world in this anthology just released by Amaz...

February 21, 2020

Various judges in the NLAPW 2020 Biennial Letters competitions have reported results, and we have a treasure trove of winners from our CNY Branch. Out of nearly 300 entries in the Writing competitions, our Branch members have received numerous awards, making us the mos...

February 7, 2020

CNY Branch Pen Women artists will be featured in the National League of American Pen Women Art exhibition during the Biennial in Washington, D.C. Susan Murphy's painting "The Library", Sandra Shutters' painting "Harriet," two paintings by Wendy Harris, two paintings by...

January 7, 2020

 Vinnie Ream Letters winner Janine DeBaise (far right), Art winner Sue Murphy (center), and Murphy's third place winning art (far left).

Janine DeBaise, professor, poet, writer, and member of the Central New York Branch of the NLAPW, won the national Vinnie Ream Letters...

December 14, 2019

The CNY Branch of the NLAPW created a special holiday tree to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and donated it to the Everson Museum of Art in Downtown Syracuse, NY. "In the Company of Women" tree joined a forest of decorative ones for t...

October 26, 2019

The Brave: A Collection of Poetry and Prose, containing works by CNY Branch Pen Women and nearly fifty other contributors, will be released shortly after Veteran's Day. Pen Woman Rachael Ikins is one of two editors of the anthology published by Clare Songbirds Publishi...

October 25, 2019

Pen Women Joan Applebaum (Holly Branch and CNY Branch), Rachael Ikins (CNY Branch), and Judith McGinn (CNY Branch) read their work at the Lun 'Allure: To the Moon and More book launch at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

The anthology which is thematically...

October 24, 2019

Returning to the site of her first solo museum show, Yoko Ono staged a show at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY which was attended by members of the Central New York (CNY) Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) on October 24, 2019. One of...

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