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 First place: Becky Brunson      Title: DeterminationSecond place: PatriciaRead More →

Pensters may look a little different at the moment, but it’s still great to connect with other writers! Join us on Zoom for our October meeting. Guest speaker Skip Jones, chairman of the board of the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts will be sharing. Everyone is welcome! Members shouldRead More →

Due to coronavirus concerns, the University has decided to halt special events on campus for the moment. Pensters will NOT be meeting this Saturday. We will keep you posted about our next meeting time. Read More →

The Pensters, Baldwin Counties oldest writing group, will be meeting this Saturday, January 11th, at the USA campus in Fairhope, Alabama at 10am. This month’s guest speaker is Karyn Tunks, PhD. Her topic is “Writing Kidlit: It’s Not Mere Child’s Play.” Karyn has authored three children’s books including Mardi GrasRead More →

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 mention: Nancy Oremann   Title: Fly AwayHonorable mention: Glenda SlaterRead More →

We all know Pensters member Ken has a wicked sense of humor. He proposed a Facebook campaign to bring awareness to our organization by using this picture and soliciting captions. Send your suggestions to John, or on Facebook. The top captions will be read at the May meeting. Ken has primed the pump:Read More →

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 also touch upon writing serious creative nonfiction. The meeting willRead More →