Pen Women to show original art and literary works starting July 21

Show on display through Sept. 1 at Epworth's Scotts Gallery
July 16, 2013
The owl, pen, pencil and brush are symbols of the National League of American Pen Women.  The Holly Branch group will exhibit original art and literature at Epworth UMC July 21 to Sept. 1. SOURCE SUBMITTED

The Holly Branch, National League of American Pen Women of Kent and Sussex counties, and the Visual Arts Program at Epworth United Methodist Church announce a new exhibit of original art and literary works.

The public is invited to an opening reception from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, July 21, in Scott's Gallery in Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.

Members whose artwork is included are Ramona Maziarz; Carole Giramo; K.M. Hammond; first student member Holly Fels; Joyce Hammond Lewis, president of the Holly Branch; and Patricia Parsons Beetschen, vice president.

The show will be on display through Sunday, Sept. 1. Work is available for purchase.

The first meeting of The League of American Pen Women was organized in Washington, D.C., by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s niece, Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, in 1897. According to the history outlined in the league’s website, she and two other Washington journalists “brought together seventeen women writers, novelists, newspaper women, a teacher, a poet and an artist.”

To find out more about the Pen Women organization visit For more information about The Holly Branch, contact Joyce Hammond Lewis,, or call 302-632-9680. Like on Facebook, National League of American Pen Women, Holly Branch.

The next open to the public call for entries will be for the November-December 2013 show at the Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza. Also, the Dover Public Library is offering 30-day shows to the public, Call or email Lewis for details.

For further information, contact Epworth United Methodist Church at 302-227-7743, or go to