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Women of POWarts, Dawn Delikat

Dawn Delikat (@dawnoftheart) is the Executive Director of Pen + Brush (@penandbrushnyc), a 130-year-old publicly supported not-for-profit fighting for gender equity in the arts. In her tenure she has led Pen + Brush’s historic mission forward into a strategic 21st century program. Dawn’s passion for her work is rooted in the belief that “when a […]

Statement on anti-Asian and anti-black rhetoric

We must not accept the anti-Asian and anti-black rhetoric and sentiments that we saw in 2021

Pen + Brush.

Welcome Dawn Delikat as the new Executive Director

On behalf of the President of the Board of Directors of Pen and Brush, Nettie Thomas, and its members, I want to welcome Dawn Delikat as the new Executive Director of Pen and Brush.

A Word From Our Board President

Acknowledgement and Recognition of the Tenture an Retirement of Director, Janice Sands

Honoring Cicely Tyson

The Board of P+B acknowledges the passing of a Presence and Voice of the art of acting and being, Cicely Tyson. This powerful, diminutive woman, a child of immigrants from the Caribbean, enthralled kings, queens, heads of states and the wired if artists internationally with her disciplined, empathetic and sparkling interpretations on stage and screen. […]

Just a Moment from Pen + Brush In Print No. 1

Pen + Brush has been closed for 17 weeks. That’s a long time. We mourn the creative work that couldn’t be in our space: the art on the walls, the words on the page. And we miss you, our friendly, enthusiastic public. In lieu of a new issue of In Print in person, I want to share a […]

Letter to White Women from Pen + Brush In Print No. 3

One of my favorite photos from Pen + Brush’s writing events is of Celine Aenlle-Rocha reading at the launch of Pen + Brush In Print Number 3 on June 20, 2019. Celine’s pink hair matches the pink cover of the edition (you can’t see this, in the photo, but when you take a look at the issue her […]

Pen and Brush.

Our First Remote Book Launch

The broadcast is supposed to start at 7:00, and at 7:01 author Barbara Linn Probst and I are in the virtual studio of a broadcasting software program neither of us are very familiar with, trying to get her sound turned on. “Disaster!” Barbara texts me in despair. We are both nervous. A few (very long) […]

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Introducing the Pen + Brush Blog

Usually when I write to anonymous readers about Pen + Brush, it’s in the editorial note at the beginning of an issue of Pen + Brush In Print. In fact, I was expecting to be doing that now: to be writing to you – all of you, whoever you are – to introduce you to a […]