NLAPW Hosts Felicity Coltman Concert

The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) hosts Felicity Coltman piano concert and Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts student poetry reading Saturday April 30th at 7 p.m.

Washington, DC, April 12, 2011 --( Well-known for their nation-wide creative arts activities, the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) hosts Saturday April 30th at their Headquarters 1300 17th Street NW, Washington DC a ‘free admission’ piano concert performed by Felicity Coltman and poetry reading by students of the Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts. RSVP by emailing or phone at 202-785-1997.

Pianist Felicity Coltman -
Felicity Coltman,, is the Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of the Austin Chamber Music Center. She holds diplomas from the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College of Music in London, the University of South Africa and the University of Kansas. Born in South Africa, Coltman was a recitalist and a frequent concerto soloist with the South African Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. In recent years she devoted her energies to the performance of chamber music and to teaching and the administration of the Austin Chamber Music Center, which she founded in 1981. Since 1983, she has arranged and participated in numerous musical and cultural exchange programs with music schools and institutions in Europe. Coltman received the Gruber Award for Excellence in Chamber Music Teaching from Chamber Music America and the B. Iden Payne Performing Arts Award from the Austin Circle of Theaters. In 2004 she was inducted by the Austin Critics Table into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. Her two CDs, "Kent Kennan: Chamber Music" and "After Grand Hotel: Music from the Age of Romance and Elegance," have been released by Pierian Records.

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

Consisting of more than 100 branches located throughout the United States, membership is comprised of three comprehensive classifications: Letters, Art, and Music. For details, visit web site or 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. Or, follow League activities through facebook group National League of American Pen Women or link to ‘YouTube’ NLAPW,

National League of American Pen Women, Linking Creative Women Since 1897.

National League of American Pen Women
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