Join us for “How to Herd Cats: A Primer for Taking a Historical Writing Project from Concept to Reality.” Guest Speaker Mike Bunn will address the Pensters Writing Group on February 12th at 10am at the Fairhope Library.Read More →

We invite you to attend the Pensters meeting this Saturday at the Unitarian Fellowship (1150 Fairhope Ave – across from the Courthouse). Meeting is 10am till noon. Pensters is Baldwin County’s oldest writing group. Please join us – the meeting is free.Read More →

This season’s kickoff meeting will look a little different when we gather on September 11th at 10:00am. We will be in our new location in the Giddens Room of the Fairhope Library. We look forward to welcoming members and guests back for the start of a new season. Out ofRead More →

Speaker/Judge: Kaiden ChristieContest Prompt: The Strange Looking House on the Corner PoetryFirst place: Becky Brunson Locked AwaySecond place: Suzanne Barnhill Joy on the Corner ProseFirst place: Victoria Everette Second place: Larry Wilson  The Kingston HouseHonorable mention: Sonya Bennett Purple Door, Purple Shutters, Purple Salvia in YardRead More →

It Happened Around 5 in the Afternoon Speaker/Judge: Leslie Anne Tarabella  PoetryFirst place: Mary Ann Hodges      Title: Recorded Heroism at around 5pmSecond place: Shannon Brown    Title: Soulmate MoonHonorable mention: Rosanne Gulisano    Title: The Front Porch ProseFirst place: Larry Wilson      Title: Moments to Remember Second place:Read More →

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 ProseFirst place: Rosanne Gulisano        Title: Lost inRead More →

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 →

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 →