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 →

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 →