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

July 8, 2019

Katie Turner had two paintings selected to appear in the Cazenovia Counterpoint Regional Art Exhibition Invitational in July. Katie said, "I'm thrilled to have my paintings in the Cazenovia Counterpoint Invitational." The Art Reception takes place on Saturday, July 13,...

June 27, 2019

Our CNY Branch of NLAPW opened an exhibition at the Center for the Arts in Homer, New York and held a reception following the opening on June 21, 2019. Our show will run until the end of July on the 28th and is open to the public. Wendy Harris hung the art and arranged...

June 4, 2019

After a life of great adventure, nationally recognized poet Pearl Newton Rook passed away on March 18, 2019, just a few days shy of her 96th birthday. Predeceased by her husband Robert Chittenden in 1945 and husband Douglas Lee Rook in 1995, Pearl also lost her son Dou...

May 20, 2019

Janet Fagal has a new poem included in the Lee Bennett Hopkins-compiled anthology I Am Someone Else, Poems About Pretending. This children's anthology debuts in early July 2019. Renowned anthologist Bennett Hopkins invited Fagal to write a poem for his latest book, 


April 14, 2019

Artists from the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Central New York Branch, will exhibit selected artwork at the Center for the Arts of Homer, New York this summer. This special showing, “In the Company of Women—Celebration,” will take place at the Center...

February 19, 2019

Pen Woman and educator Karen Foresti Hempson has a new book out which chronicles the lives of her American-Italian family.  Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits features the fascinating, true stories of Foresti Hempson's ancestors. A Foreward by Alan J. Singer, P...

February 7, 2019

"The Art of Weaving Research into

Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction"

with Historical Writers Panel: 

Sheila M. Byrnes, Maureen Stack Sappéy and Dr. Katie Witek

Authenticity vs. historical accuracy: Telling a good, believable story set in the past is a tricky balancing act...

January 22, 2019

Artist Sandra Shutter showed her art at a booth in the Women's Music and Feminist Fair during the Women's March in Seneca Falls this past January 19th, 2019. Shutter joined Karen Hempson at the Feminist Fair. Hempson coordinated a booth for the Women's March sponsors,...

January 22, 2019

Nancy Avery Dafoe's wide-ranging essay "Tell Him to be Kind to Women" has just been published in the 60th issue of the cultural journal 34th Parallel that is published in Paris. Her essay was written for and about her grandson Enzo Cusano and the advice we give or wish...

November 29, 2018

CNY Branch members are contributing in important ways to the NLAPW. Sheila Byrnes is serving as National First Vice President with many hats, including preparation for the 2010 Biennial to be held in the Washington, D.C. greater area. Nancy Dafoe has been named Nationa...

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