• 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.


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Latest News

  • 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
  • Caption the Photo

    Caption the Photo

    We all know Pensters member Ken has a wicked sense of humor. He proposed a Facebook campaign to bring awareness to our organization by using this picture and soliciting captions. Send your suggestions to John, or on Facebook. The top …READ MORE
  • Secrets of a Page Turner

    Secrets of a Page Turner

    “I have to find out what happens; then I’ll stop.” While readers cherish stories that keep them hooked till the wee hours, writers hope to craft work worthy of such comments. So, what are the secrets to writing a page-turner? …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

End-of-Season Celebration

May 12, 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.
Header photo by Joseph Brooke.