Join the Guild

Member Benefits

  • Networking with other calligraphers and artists in SW Michigan and beyond

  • Priority registration privileges and scholarships available for workshops taught by lettering artists of regional, national, and international stature

  • Opportunity to showcase your artwork in Guild-sponsored exhibits

  • Access to Guild collection of books and publications about the lettering arts

  • Fun, social events including an annual holiday party and a summer retreat

  • Quarterly print newsletter and annual Membership Directory

  • Discussion on calligraphy-related topics, and feedback and encouragement of calligraphic efforts at monthly meetings

  • Email notifications of upcoming meetings, and events and news of interest to members

Annual dues of $35 cover membership benefits from September 1 to August 31. Dues are payable in August and September for the ensuing year. If dues are paid after November 15, the new or renewing member will not be listed in the Directory but will receive other benefits. There is no pro-rating or carryover of dues for partial membership years.  

See WORKSHOP policy for limitation on the early registration for new and late-renewing members.  

Please return a completed membership form to the Treasurer with yearly dues. Any change in personal information should also be reported to the Treasurer.

Membership directories are printed in November and distributed in December. Directory information is not published online and is not to be sold, rented or used for personal gain. Members may opt out of having personal information listed in the directory by notifying the Treasurer at time of dues payment.


Pen Dragons general meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month except for the months of November, December, July, and August. Unless otherwise announced these meetings take place on the lower level (elevator access) of the Parchment Community Library.

An attempt is made to hold all general meetings and events in venues that are accessible to all and have adequate parking.