• Celebrating Over Fifty Years

About

Founded May 22, 1965 by Frances Durham the purpose of the Pensters is to “improve craftsmanship and to promote marketing of member’s work.”.

Meetings

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.

Events

Check our calendar for upcoming events. If you would like to speak at one of our monthly meetings, please contact us to discuss availability!

Membership

Members are eligible to compete in monthly writing contests. Other benefits include: e-newsletter, e-yearbook, and a link on our Bookshelf page.

Bookshelf

Browse links to our member’s websites and other helpful organizations.

Contact

We would love to hear from you.

Latest News

  • Kicking Off A New Season

    Kicking Off A New Season

    Join us September 9th at 10am for the first meeting of the 2017-2018 season. Author and speaker Kara Bachman will offer tips for sharing personal stories via the first-person essay form. Emphasis will be on humor, but this presentation will …READ MORE
  • May Meeting – A Time for Members to Shine

    May Meeting – A Time for Members to Shine

    Some people teared-up. Some laughed. We all applauded as our members read their outstanding work at the May 11 meeting’s end of season celebration. Much to the delight of the audience, a couple of members successfully tried out the performance …READ MORE
  • April 2017 Contest Winners

    April 2017 Contest Winners

    Prose: First place – Bill Meck, “Pranksters at WKAR-TV” Second place – Sylvia Williams Dodgen, “So It Has Come to This” HM – Linda F. Willing, “So it has come to this” Poetry: First place – Joy Sterling, “It’s Finally …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

Make ’em Laugh: The Craft of the Humor Essay

September 9, 2017 @ 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.