Something new started this January for Pikes Peak branch. We launched Pen Women Writers Group with 9 members and one guest plunging into extemporaneous writing under the guidance of Doris McCraw, a Pen Woman member, an area author, historian, poet and actor/musician who has portrayed figures from the past, such as Helen Hunt and Katharine Lee Bates. Her fiction works appear under the name, “Angela Raines.”

It was lots of fun writing, and reading our work aloud afterwards, then having lunch together. This group is experimental—so if you are wondering what to expect, come and join in and let your ideas be heard! You do not have to be a PEN Woman to come. Times and dates are still flexible, but for now, this group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:00am—12:00. For more info email Sarah Rickman at . Check our Pikes Peak Pen Women Facebook page for announcements, updates or time changes.

Venue*MacKenzie Place: located south of Fillmore between Union and Templeton Gap, in Colorado Springs. The address is 1605 Elm Creek View. Entrance is from Melissa Drive that runs east from Templeton Gap