The Roanoke Valley Branch of the National League of American Pen Women met on Wednesday, April 7 at Mamma Maria's in Salem.
Guests were Diane Cayton-Hakey, Meg Hibbert and guest speaker Fred First.
Mr. First writes Fragments From Floyd, a popular blog, and has self-published several books about life in his community, sustainability, and related issues.
Below is a video, courtesy of Ms. Cayton-Hakey, with a little taste of the discussion during the meeting. That is followed by photos of various members who enjoyed the afternoon.
Author Fred First laughs with former Pen Women president Margaret Dubois and current President Peggy Shifflett.
Peggy Shifflett, Vice President Becky Musko, and guest Diane Cayton-Hakey.
From left: Diane Cayton Hakey, Meg Hibbert, Beth Ann Rossi, Pat Bijwaard, and Gail Lambert.
From left: Margaret DuBois and Peggy Shifflett
Guest speaker Fred First makes a point during his discussion of self-publishing.
From left: Beth Ann Rossi and Pat Bijwaard
Guest speaker Fred First.
Photos courtesy of Anita Firebaugh and Diane Cayton-Hakey.