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Linda Mohr and Vera Hirschhorn, Poetry Chair

My poem The Veil was awarded second place in the 2017 Poetry Contest sponsored by the Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.  Two other poems received honorable mention awards as follows:  First Honorable Mention–Angel at My Side and Third Honorable Mention–Morning Visitor.

I am honored to be a member of the National League of American Pen Women since 2012. 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 81 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 illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination, and nurture the soul.”

My membership eligibility is Letters based on Tatianna—Tales and Teachings of My Feline Friend. The Boca Raton Branch is the largest in Florida and one of the largest in the nation. It offers workshops, lectures, juried art exhibits and writing and music competitions. The organization is a wonderful way to connect with South Florida authors, artists, and musicians and to support their creations.

Famous members include Vinnie Ream, who created the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, Pensive Lincoln, which stands in the Capitol Rotunda and United States Poet Laureate Kay Ryan. Many First Ladies are honorary members of the League including Barbara Bush, Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt. Other famous women to belong are Erma Bombeck, Helen Keller, Georgia O’Keefe, Dale Evans Rogers, Helen Thomas and Eudora Welty.

For further information, visit American Pen Women or Boca Raton Branch

Blessings!
Linda

 

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The Artful Extravaganza sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women was held on Saturday, March 1 at the Delray Beach Civic Center. I enjoyed exhibiting my creations and supporting the event.

My six-year-old Tatianna book cover still attracts visitors with her captivating eyes rendered by award-winning artist Drew Strouble. Two anthologies where I have an essay and poem published rounded out my book selections: Spirit, Peace and Joy and Women and Friendship.

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I launched a photocard collection of some of my favorite cat and landscape pictures as well as a cat calendar. It was exciting to see which photos were conversation starters.

All in all–a fun day with a room full of talented writers, artists and crafters. If you are interested in learning more about Pen Women please contact me. I am a Letters member of the Boca Raton Branch.

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Warm Purrs!

Sweet Pea by Linda A. Mohr

The Boca Branch of the National League of American Pen Women Art Show is open to the public at the Sopra Centre at 110 E. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. The juried multi-media show is exhibited March 3 through 30. I am pleased to have five photography submissions of cats and architecture in my first show. The Sweet Pea photo was taken of Bootsie exploring the flowers.

The opening reception and awards were held on March 6. The first place award winner in the painting category was Rhoda Hollander for her mixed media collage, Paris. The Red Door by Katherine Berndes won first place for photography.

If you are in the Delray area, I hope you will stop by.

Warm Purrs!

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!

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