The National League of American Pen Women was founded in 1897 to promote the development of creative women in the arts. The league promotes and conducts literary, educational and charitable activities in three fields: Letters, Art, and Music.
The Pikes Peak Branch was officially chartered in 1955. We are a professional group of creative women writers, visual artists, and composers who encourage one another to discover the words, the notes, and the brushstrokes that express who we truly are. We gather to celebrate our gifts and talents while challenging ourselves, others, and the community toward excellence.
The Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women Inc. was organized in November 1954, by charter members: Myrtle Chance Allen, Evelyn Reese Chase, Rae B. Cross, Nell Womack Evans, Bertha O. Klug, Sylvia Pezoldt, Rosalee Porter and Elizabeth Shafer. The group’s Charter was granted in December 1955.
The first website for NLAPW-PPB featured artwork by Eve Guy, Joan Mitchell and Arvilla Rogers - all outstanding and talented members of the branch.
A Music Member of NLAPW, Elizabeth Nichols was a Professor Emeritus from Ball State University where she taught Music Education for over twenty years.