• 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

  • October 2019 Recap

    October 2019 Recap

    Following the normal business at the Pensters September meeting, John Woods introduced AL.com feature writer Michelle Matthews, whose topic was “1 year, 100 stories: How This Feature Writer Gets It Done.” Although she is a native Mobilian and would love …READ MORE
  • An Invitation in the Mail – September 2019 Contest Winners

    An Invitation in the Mail – September 2019 Contest Winners

    Prose First place: Jessica Trippe HomeSecond place: Carol Robbins Hull An Invitation or an InsultHonorable Mention: Deb Coggin An Invitation to Happiness Poetry First place: Becky Brunson These Things HappenSecond place: Curt Fonger  Nailed ItHonorable mention: Patricia Smith The DescentRead …READ MORE
  • March 2019 Contest Winners

    March 2019 Contest Winners

    Contest Topic:  At that moment she should have leftSpeaker/Judge: Lynn Oldshue ProseFirst place: Linda F. Willing   Title: The Butterfly EffectSecond place: Sonya Bennett   Title: This story is over Honorable mention: Shannon Shelton Brown   Title: My Mom and the KingHonorable …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 9, 2019 @ 10:00am - 11:30 am

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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.