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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.


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Latest News

  • Cutting Out the Middle

    Cutting Out the Middle

    The Pensters kicked off the 2018-2019 season on Saturday. A great group was in attendance for speakers Suzanne Hudson and Joe Formichella’s presentation “Cutting Out the Mad Middle Men.” The duo spoke about their experiences as authors in a traditional …READ MORE
  • April 2018 Contest Winners Announced

    April 2018 Contest Winners Announced

    Last month's contest prompt "Motive for the theft" was judged by guest speaker John Woods. Congratulations to the winners!Read More →READ MORE
  • State of the Industry

    State of the Industry

    For today’s writers, crafting the story is only the beginning. To see their work succeed, authors must also take on the role of marketer and business manager. During the Pensters April meeting, authors John O’Melveny Woods and Frank Kelso addressed …READ MORE

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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.

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Microsoft Word Tips for Writers

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00am - 12:00 pm

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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.