I am honored to now be a member of the National League of American Pen Women. The organization was founded in 1897 when women were barred from the Press Club in Washington D.C. The NLAPW mission is “to encourage, recognize, and promote the production of creative work of professional standard in Art, Letters, and Music.”

There are 135 branches in the country made up of artists, writers, poets, photographers, cartoonists, composers and arrangers “who believe in the power of words, art, and music to illuminte the human experience, fire the imagination, and nurture the soul.”

My membership eligibility is Letters with the application based on Tatianna—Tales and Teachings of My Feline Friend. The Boca Raton Chapter is one of the largest in the nation. It offers workshops, lectures, juried art exhibits and writing and music competitions. I am looking forward to connecting with South Florida authors, artists, and musicians.

For further information, visit American Pen Women at www.americanpenwomen.org or Boca Raton Branch at www.bocapenwomen.org

Warm Purrs!