• Celebrating Over Fifty Years


Founded May 22, 1965 by Frances Durham the purpose of the Pensters is to “improve craftsmanship and to promote marketing of member’s work.”.


All meetings with an educational speaker are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, they will be held at the University of South Alabama Baldwin County Campus in Fairhope, Alabama.


Check our calendar for upcoming events. If you would like to speak at one of our monthly meetings, please contact us to discuss availability!


Members are eligible to compete in monthly writing contests. Other benefits include: e-newsletter, e-yearbook, and a link on our Bookshelf page.


Browse links to our member’s websites and other helpful organizations.


We would love to hear from you.

Latest News

  • March Meeting Canceled

    March Meeting Canceled

    Due to coronavirus concerns, the University has decided to halt special events on campus for the moment. Pensters will NOT be meeting this Saturday. We will keep you posted about our next meeting time. Read More →READ MORE
  • Kick off the New Year with Pensters!

    Kick off the New Year with Pensters!

    The Pensters, Baldwin Counties oldest writing group, will be meeting this Saturday, January 11th, at the USA campus in Fairhope, Alabama at 10am. This month’s guest speaker is Karyn Tunks, PhD. Her topic is “Writing Kidlit: It’s Not Mere Child’s …READ MORE
  • October 2019 Recap

    October 2019 Recap

    Following the normal business at the Pensters September meeting, John Woods introduced AL.com feature writer Michelle Matthews, whose topic was “1 year, 100 stories: How This Feature Writer Gets It Done.” Although she is a native Mobilian and would love …READ MORE

Be a Guest Speaker

Are you interested in speaking at an upcoming meeting? We would love to talk to you about the opportunity. Contact us at: info@pensterswritinggroup.com.

Join Us At Our Next Meeting

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00am - 11:30 am

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Unless otherwise noted, Penster monthly meetings will be held at the University of South Alabama Baldwin County Campus in Fairhope, Alabama. Click here to view a campus map.
Header photo by Joseph Brooke.