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WHO WE ARE:  The National League of American P​en Women (NLAPW) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that links professional women in the arts and promotes the development of their creative talents. Founded in 1897, the League has 81 branches in 35 states. Its members are women who produce creative works in Arts, Letters, or Music. The Cape Canaveral Branch was founded in 1969 by Dr. Elaine Murray StoneAll NLAPW branches in Florida are part of the Florida State Association.

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WHAT WE DO: Cape Canaveral Pen Women hold luncheon meetings, usually the second Wednesday of each month September to May, and participate in outreach programs that promote arts in our communities. CCPW awards an annual scholarship to a young woman who demonstrates potential in art, letters, or music.                                             

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The Mission of the League is to encourage, recognize, and promote the production of creative work of professional standard in Art, Letters, and Music, and through outreach activities provide educational, creative, and professional support to members and non-members in these disciplines. The core values of the NLAPW are respect, knowledge, creation and preservation of the arts.              

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HOW TO JOIN: Membership is open to women who are published authors, composers of original music, artists whose works have  been in at least three juried shows, and allied professionals.For more specific information, click here. ​  

BE A FRIEND: If you support the goals and events of Cape Canaveral Pen Women but don’t meet the requirements for membership, become a Friend and enjoy our luncheons and events for a small annual donation. Click here for an application