Mission NLAPW – Cape Cod Branch
The mission of the National League of American Pen Women is to encourage the production of creative work of professional standard in art, letters, and music and to provide activities, and educational, creative, and professional support to non-members in those fields via outreach. The League is a not-for-profit organization. http://americanpenwomen.org/
The Cape Cod branch meets quarterly and highlights its member’s work, provides support and networking through its meeting and newsletter. Upcoming meeting dates are provided along with an invitation to apply for membership. The Cape Cod branch is active and looking for new members.
2010 meeting dates and events:
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Two women who create with their hands using unique materials
will be speaking at the fall meeting of our branch, exemplifying
their talks with their art pieces.
At the home and studio of Anne Belson, email@example.com
Member Joyce Schutter will show some of her unique sculptures, which she creates from a steel base and adds materials like leaves, roots, pine needles, and a variety of seeds and buds. Paper is the stabilizer that holds it all together.
Joan Lederman, a Woods Hole potter for nearly 30 years, in 1974 began using sea muds as glazes for her pots, plates, mugs and dishes. The designs prove surprising, beautiful and varied as the muds from various depths of the ocean reveal their secrets.
* A short business meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. before the general meeting. All are welcome.
* Info from Christina on DC meeting
* Important request. We need a treasurer. Please consider participating in our branch.
* If you have news for our newsletter, please forward it to Stephanie firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 Pen Women Garden Party and Annual Tea
Sunday, June 27, 1:00 to 1:45 pm,
St. John’s Episcopal Church,
165 Main Street, Sandwich
2010 Pen Women Garden Party and Annual Tea
Sunday, June 27, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at the Sandwich home a NLAPW member
Friday, June 11, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA
Reception and discussion. Guest will be Norris Church Mailer author of the Random House book “A Ticket to the Circus,” about her life with Norman Mailer.
Saturday, April 24, 12:30pm,
Business meeting and discussion of upcoming events and activities.
Barnstable Tavern and Restaurant, Route 6A, Barnstable Village.
Sunday, June 24, 2010
Women and Music on Cape Cod in 2010
Hosted by American Pen Woman Elizabeth Moisan, musician, artist, author of Master of the Sweet Trade and founder and host of A Book in Hand.
Guest artists include: Penny Wayne-Shapiro, Concertmaster (first chair) of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and Jo A. Cournoyer, Cape Cod singer, songwriter, musician.
Bio statements of our speakers.
Penny Wayne-Shapiro was born in the UK, and trained as a musician at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra at age 26, and came to Boston on sabbatical in 1990 to study at BU for a year, which eventually led to her settling here permanently.
In 2000 she was appointed concertmaster (first chair) of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held ever since. She is also Director of Wayland School of Music, which she founded. Penny has a particular interest in helping women – and men – to develop residual income in support of pursuing their dreams, including artistic work, and enjoys coaching a growing team of entrepreneurs in the US and elsewhere. She is married to a former businessman turned author, and has an 11 year old son whom she home schooled for five years.
Jo A. Cournoyer – “Song writing is a hobby of mine and I enjoy it very much. I’m from a large musical family. I’ve been writing songs on my guitar at home on and off for over thirty years with many years of not playing scattered throughout. At age eleven, I found out I liked hearing different sounds blend from one to another by experimenting on the piano in my parent’s basement. At fourteen, I took a few classical guitar lessons. I wrote my first song on the guitar at age eighteen. I started thinking seriously about playing and writing when I was in my late twenties and early thirties. I took two years of guitar lessons at the Belmont Music store in Watertown, Massachusetts. My instructor did not expect any real guitar playing during the lessons for her focus was on teaching the theory of musical notes, scales and chords. At age forty, I took an interest in learning to play the flute and took lessons for two years with instructor Mr. Wayne Crebo of Centerville. In 2004, I stopped playing guitar for five years to purse a degree at Suffolk University in Business Administration. I completed that pursuit, and this year I have begun attempts at recording finished and unfinished songs I’ve written.”
Elizabeth Moisan is the founder and host of A Book in the Hand and is the author of Master of the Sweet Trade: A Story of the Pirate Samuel Bellamy, Mariah Hallett, And the Whydah.
Web site: www.quillsandbrushes.com
For more information about Cape Cod Branch Pen Women meeting and for directions to meeting, please contact Loringltd@capecod.net