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October 10, 2017

Branch member Rachael Ikins recently published her first full-length poetry book, Just Two Girls, through Clare Songbirds Publishing. The collection includes 80 poems in various forms, many of which have previously appeared in journals and literary magazines. 

October 10, 2017

CNY Branch President Mary L. Gardner has an article published in the Fall 2017 issue of The Pen Woman magazine. Gardner's article chronicles the Central New York Branch connection to an historic photo hanging in the Pen Arts Building in Washington, D.C. The photo dates...

October 10, 2017

The CNY Book Awards announced finalists today, and two CNY Branch members were named in the finalist list. Georgia Popoff's The Whiskey of our Discontent is a finalist in the non-fiction category of awards. Nancy Dafoe's Poets Diving in the Night is a finalist in the p...

September 22, 2017

CNY Branch member Nancy Avery Dafoe has a poem "A Piece of the Berlin Wall" in the new Syracuse Cultural Workers' Women Artists Datebook. Dafoe's poem about walls, historical and political, resonates with our contemporary discussions about immigration. Her poem appears...

September 21, 2017

Mary L. Gardner is reading from her new chapbook Place Settings (FootHills Publishing) at the Colonial Inn in Watkins Glen, NY, on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. Gardner, a Skaneateles poet and CNY Branch President of NLAPW, is the featured reader in the event hoste...

September 15, 2017

Katie Turner has one painting in the

Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWS) Juried Watermedia Show at Utica College.  

One new watercolor painting will be in this show.

Barrett Art Gallery, Utica College, 1600 Burrstone Rd., Utica, NY 13502

Hours: 9-4 daily, 9-1...

August 3, 2017

At the annual meeting of officers, new BRANCH PRESIDENT Mary Gardner and branch officers discussed annual goals and planned branch direction. The September CNY BRANCH meeting will offer an opportunity for all members to bring some project and share with the group. Our...

June 20, 2017

The CNY Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) have chosen a new slate of officers. Announced at their annual meeting held at the Sherwood Inn, Skaneateles, the new officers have begun their two-year tenures. Unanimously elected in June 2017 were M...

June 19, 2017

Branch VP Joan Applebaum has created a newsletter for her Windy Hill Studio activities. Among the notables are her showings in the Art Showcase at Singer Castle, starting on June 29, 2017 and in the Cazenovia Counterpoint festival of art starting in July. Joan's work a...

June 15, 2017

CNY Pen Woman Nancy A. Dafoe will be teaching a 6-week Prose Poetry Workshop

at the Downtown Writers Center (DWC), YMCA in Syracuse, NY, starting in October, 2017.

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and be held

on successi...

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