National League of American
Pen Women,
District of Columbia Branch

Serving the Washington, DC Area


2007 -2nd Annual September Sale to Benefit the Pen Arts building: Click Here

The theme of 2007 DC Branch's Essay Contest was "Make connections...always make connections... (and always be prepared for) unscheduled flights of fancy." Lucia St. Clair Robson (who happens to be our next speaker, see the Events and Meeting Calendar, May 12 @ 1:00PM).
After being read by three qualified judges, the winner of the DC Branch NLAPW 2007 Essay Contest is:

Mollee Kruger of Rockville, MD. Mrs. Kruger's essay title is 'Millinery Moments'.

2nd prize goes to Pat King of Albia, Iowa with 'Celebrating Patchwork'.

Congratulations to Mollee and Pat

2006 -1st Annual September Sale to Benefit the Pen Arts building: Click Here

A letter in response to the NLAPW-DC's sponsorship of Maureen Mitchell

November 8, 2006

Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe
President DC Branch c/o Ms. Susan Szulman
The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. (NLAPW)
Pen Arts Building
1300 Seventeenth St, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1973

Dear Dr. Lipe and the DC Branch of NLAPW

     Thank you for sponsoring me as a first soprano vocalist in the 2006-2007 season of the Congressional Chorus. After an arduous job search, I have regained regular, full-time employment. I am very appreciative that I have benefited by your assistance in maintaining my membership in one of the things that I love the most: singing.

     Your kind gesture is encouraging me to "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and I hope to help young people develop their gifts. I have worked in the theatre as a singer and actress and have played the violin since I was a young girl. My studies have included the bassoon, piano, communications work and the opera. I have done freelance writing for several publications and enjoy writing poetry and short vignettes.

     I look forward to seeing you at the concerts. The holiday concert is December 17th. I will forward additional information and tickets soon. The chorus will also perform at the Kennedy Center next year for its 20th year! Thank you, again, for your kindness. Certainly, a burst of happiness sprang into my heart when I heard the good news of your generosity from my friend Susan Szulman.

      I look forward to meeting you, With best regards,


              Maureen Mitchell

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