• Celebrating 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.


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Latest News

  • Looking Forward

    Looking Forward

    The last meeting of the season was a busy one for the Pensters. There were several exciting announcements including upcoming releases by Glenda Slater and Joy Sterling. After regular business had been concluded and contest winners announced, author T. Jensen Lacey …READ MORE
  • April Contest Winners

    April Contest Winners

    “The Wind Was Blowing from a Different Direction” brought in a variety of entries in both categories. Congrats to all the winners of the April Contest! Prose: Honorable Mention: Roseanne Gulisano Second Place: Joy Sterling First Place: Linda Willing Poetry: Honorable …READ MORE
  • Finding a Voice

    Finding a Voice

    In honor of National Poetry Month, the focus of the April Pensters’ meeting was an obvious one; the awarding of the PT Paul-Sampson/Satch Sampson Poetry Scholarship also made it cause for celebration. After a months-long application and selection process, Scholarship …READ MORE

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Giving Your Novel its Best Start – and its Best Shot

September 10, 2016 @ 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.
Header photo by Joseph Brooke.