Boston Pen People

For nearly two decades, Boston Pen People has been an informal group of pen and writing enthusiasts who meet six times a year in the Greater Boston area to:

  • Show collections and recent acquisitions

  • Talk about all aspects of pens, inks, paper, and any other related subject

  • Try out pens and inks

  • Workshops on repair, calligraphy, etc.

  • Enjoy each other’s company

Click here to visit the Boston Pen People website.

Boston Pen People members range widely in interests and level of knowledge - from rank beginners to acknowledged experts. Some like vintage; some like modern. Some have very focused collections while others acquire whatever pens strike their fancy. Some find the technologies behind pens interesting, while others are interested in the historical aspects. What we all share is a deep appreciation for pens and writing culture.

Membership in Boston Pen People is easy - just show up to a meeting and add your email address to the ongoing master list.

In addition to annual participation in the Commonwealth Pen Show, each September, Boston Pen People have been building alliances with local organizations to spread the importance of writing.

Since 2017, BPP has manned a booth at the annual Middlesex Couty 4-H Fair in Westford, MA. With an array of dip pens and inks, anyone interested has had the opportunity to write and create drawings, learning more about traditional forms of writing. In 2019, two members, Tim Holl and Sid Faltzik, brought their popular Pens for Kids program to the Fair. In the course of one day, ninety starter fountain pens, along with a bottle of ink, notebook, and sheet of instructions, were given to youngsters from 5 to 15 years. Each child was given individualized instruction on how to fill and use the pen.

We joined Boston Pen People for their visit to the Middlesex 4-H fair on Sunday, August 28th. Click here to read about it.