• 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

  • Lessons Learned

    Lessons Learned

    Though she always enjoyed telling stories, Leslie Anne Tarabella never envisioned herself becoming a writer. Her journey from blogger to columnist, to book author was more a case of one thing leading to another. During the February meeting, she shared …READ MORE
  • January 2018 Contest Winners

    January 2018 Contest Winners

    Congrats to this month's contest winners! The prompt was: A year after he died. Special thanks to guest speaker and judge Frye Gaillard. Prose First place: Mary Ardis Driving To Wetumpka Second place: Victoria Everett A Year After He Died …READ MORE
  • Finding the Right Words

    Finding the Right Words

    “Grandad, when are you going to write a book for kids?” The question, asked by his five-year-old granddaughter, was difficult for Frye Galliard to ignore. As a journalist, he’d written and published for years, but never with this audience in …READ MORE

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7 Steps to Make Your Fiction or Nonfiction a Page Turner

March 10, 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.