• 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. Due to COVID requirements, meetings will be held on Zoom for now.


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

  • You’re Gonna Make It After All – Contest Winners

    You’re Gonna Make It After All – Contest Winners

    Thank you to all members who submitted entries for the September contest. The prompt was: “You’re Gonna Make it After All.” Carolyn O’Brien and Alan Samry judged the submissions for poetry and prose, respectively. Congrats to all the winners! Poetry …READ MORE
  • Join Us!

    Join Us!

    Pensters may look a little different at the moment, but it’s still great to connect with other writers! Join us on Zoom for our October meeting. Guest speaker Skip Jones, chairman of the board of the Fairhope Center for the …READ MORE
  • 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

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

November 14th @ 10:00am on Zoom.

Author, librarian and Penster VP Alan Samry will talk briefly about reading, research, and writing. There will be a book scavenger hunt before a discussion about reading. He will provide a Google research tip that will lead to new and improved search results. Alan will close with a writing prompt to help lift and promote the voices of fellow Pensters..

All meetings are free and open to the public. Members, check your email for Zoom link! Guests email: for details.

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Header photo by Joseph Brooke.