Who We Are
Welcome to the home of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW), an organization of professional women artists, composers, and writers, founded in 1897, dedicated to our mission as a 501(c)3 organization to serve our communities through the arts.
The mission of the National League of American Pen Women is to support and promote creative excellence and professional standards among women in the arts.
THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY BRANCH meets once a month starting in October through May.
We hold two main functions a year: A Celebrity luncheon and Scholarship Awards.
The Celebrity Lunch is where professional women in the Arts are selected to be honored as achievers.
This luncheon is also our means of raising funds for the yearly scholarships we offer to young women graduating from high school, undergraduates, or ladies returning to school to pursue their career
Branch President: Luanna Leisure
Vice President: Patricia Dennis
Secretary: Marcia Sivek
Treasurer: ShaRon Haugen
Membership: Susan Zerweck
Outreach Chair: Dorothy Atkins
Celebrity Chair: Cyra Cowan
Scholarship Chair: Luanna Leisure
Publicity/Web: Patricia Dennis
Scholarships: Luanna Leisure
Treasurer: ShaRon Haugen 4156 Snowbank Court San Jose, CA 95135-1046
Membership: Susan Zerweck at
BECOME A PEN WOMAN!
Nourish your creative life as an active, associate or student member. Find out about member benefits, how to become a Pen Woman. Our branch is the Santa Clara County Branch and membership chair is Susan Zerweck at
Want to know more?
Explore National's website to learn our history, events, contest news, art and poetry.
Read about our mission statement, and visit pages on our history, historic headquarters, and outreach program.Look under Competitions for grants.
Find out how (and why) to donate to our cause of women in the arts.
Visit our Publications section to find out about our quarterly literary magazine, The Pen Woman, and our Pen Women Press bookstore
Supporting women in the arts one of our main goals is to offer a yearly scholarship award to a young woman pursuing her career. We offer three awards. One each in Art, Letters, and Music. Applications and more information can be obtained by contacting Luana Leisure at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is never too early to start thinking about applying. Congratulations to our 2020 winners
2020 Celebrity Luncheon Achievers