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NLAPW Extends Membership to Students

The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) extends membership to students who demonstrate commitment to the art, letters, or music disciplines.

Washington, DC, June 08, 2010 --( Through its awards program, the NLAPW encourages talented women to pursue education or other goals which affect their creative efforts. To further this effort, a national student membership may be acquired by a woman who is currently enrolled in a college or university program and applying herself in a category of one or more of the three classifications, art, letters, and music/dance composition. Qualifications, responsibilities, and procedures are handled by regional branches. To identify a nearby regional branch, visit option Branches on the NLAPW website

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Founded in 1897, the NLAPW is a recipient of the Literary Hall of Fame Award in recognition of its contribution to the cultural life of the United States and the George Washington Honor Medal sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for its collaborative effort to promote an understanding and appreciation of America’s rich heritage and unique freedoms.

The League’s mission 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. Presently, membership consists of more than 100 branches located throughout the United States. In addition to branch membership, the League offers student, member-at-large, and international affiliate (non-citizen) memberships and encourages the formation of state associations.

Membership, comprised of three comprehensive classifications, Letters, Art, and Music, and offers association with other creative professional women through participation in workshops, discussion groups, and lectures related to the creative process. Writing and poetry contests, art exhibitions (both juried and judged), and music composition competitions are conducted at local branch, state, and national levels of the organization. See for details of events, contests, or membership, or, for further details of League history, visit

As the NLAPW spokesperson, Jean Holmes is available to give speeches and lectures for professional organizations. For details of her availability, contact the national headquarters by email at, by phone at 202-785-1997, or by mail at NLAPW, 1300 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-1973.

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