• 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. Due to COVID requirements, meetings will be held on Zoom for now.


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

  • November 2020 Writing Contest Winners

    November 2020 Writing Contest Winners

    Contest prompt: There was blood and a single gunshotJudge: Alan Samry PoetryFirst place: Carol Robbins Hull    Title: A Single GunshotSecond place: Patricia Smith        Title: November up NorthHonorable mention: Pamela Hollon  Title: The High Price of Honor …READ MORE
  • A cool autumn evening on the dock of Mobile Bay

    A cool autumn evening on the dock of Mobile Bay

    Entries from the October contest were judged by Skip Jones. Congrats to all the winners! Poetry:  First Place: Patricia Smith, “My Perfect Mobile Bay Sunset”  Second Place: Linda F. Willing, “Storm Watch”   Prose:   First Place: Larry Wilson, “Politics on the Pier”  Second Place: Alan Samry, “Time Flies at Magnolia Beach Park”  Honorable Mention: Deborah McDonald, “A cool autumn evening on the dock of Mobile Bay”Read More →READ MORE
  • You’re Gonna Make It After All – Contest Winners

    You’re Gonna Make It After All – Contest Winners

    Thank you to all members who submitted entries for the September contest. The prompt was: “You’re Gonna Make it After All.” Carolyn O’Brien and Alan Samry judged the submissions for poetry and prose, respectively. Congrats to all the winners! Poetry …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

January 9th @ 10:00am on Zoom.

We are very excited that Leslie Anne Tarabella is going to be our first guest speaker for the year. Leslie Anne is a published author and speaker and promises to be entertaining as well as informative as she shares: The How, Why and When of Editing.

All meetings are free and open to the public. Members, check your email for Zoom link! Guests email: for details.

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Header photo by Joseph Brooke.