• 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

  • February 2019 Contest Winners Announced

    February 2019 Contest Winners Announced

    Prose First place: Josephine Graven  First Love Second place: Chuck Howard Mrs. Copeland Honorable mention: Jane Sellier The Last Time He Saw Her Poetry First place: Linda Foster Everything’s Correlative or Always Treat Your Grammar Good Second place: Patricia Smith …READ MORE
  • The Reader’s Experience

    The Reader’s Experience

    "If I just say 'poverty is horrible' you may agree, but if I show you a picture of children digging through the trash, you will feel something." In her presentation for the January Pensters meeting, Dr. Charlotte Pence unpacked the …READ MORE
  • November 2018 Contest Winner

    November 2018 Contest Winner

    Contest Topic for November 2018—It was here when I moved in Speaker/Judge  Roy LeBlanc Prose First place: Linda F. Willing   Title: The Key Second place: C. D. Collins  Title: It Was Already There When I Moved In Honorable mention: …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 13, 2019 @ 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.