• 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.


We would love to hear from you.

Latest News

  • 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
  • February 2019 Contest Winners Announced

    February 2019 Contest Winners Announced

    Prose First place: Josephine Graven  First Love Second place: Chuck Howard Mrs. Copeland Honorable mention: Jane Sellier The Last Time He Saw Her Poetry First place: Linda Foster Everything’s Correlative or Always Treat Your Grammar Good Second place: Patricia Smith …READ MORE
  • The Reader’s Experience

    The Reader’s Experience

    "If I just say 'poverty is horrible' you may agree, but if I show you a picture of children digging through the trash, you will feel something." In her presentation for the January Pensters meeting, Dr. Charlotte Pence unpacked the …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

October 12, 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.