Philadelphia Pen Show

January 11 - 13

The 2019 Philadelphia Pen Show will take place in the 7000 square foot Grand Ballroom at The Philadelphia 201 Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown). For more information, check out the website

National Handwriting Day

January 23

WIMA sponsors National Handwriting Day every January 23 in conjunction with John Hancock’s birthday. Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence and is famous for his large, bold signature. Use the hashtag #NationalHandwritingDay and check out the website for more information

National Stationery Show

February 3 - 6

Now on it's 73rd year, the NSS has been the place for all things paper – from greeting cards, custom invitations, gift wrap and journals, to lifestyle gifts – and everything in between. The NSS offers a streamlined, focused platform for meaningful business development.  The atmosphere is highly creative, yet very serious, attracting store owners and top buying executives from thousands of diverse businesses worldwide, and engaging exhibitors from designer-makers to well-established companies.   The NSS is also the launching pad for 100+ emerging, trend-leading businesses each year, a true discovery zone! For more information, check out the website

South West Pen Show

February 4

The 10th Annual South West Pen Show in Bristol, England: If you have an interest in pens and writing equipment, either as a collector or simply like using a fountain pen there is nothing to beat going to a pen show. For more information, check out the website

Los Angeles International Pen Show

February 14 - 17

Numerous vendors will again be selling inks, new fountain pens, ballpoint pens and other types of writing instruments.  Vintage writing instruments are also available for sale, and there will be a number of experts on hand that can restore vintage pens. For more information, check out the website

Baltimore-Washington International Pen Show

March 1 - 3

The show starts Friday, March 1st, and runs through Sunday, March 3rd. It will be three full days of buying, selling, and trading the world’s greatest (new and old) fountain pens, ballpoints, and anything else that writes. We will have a house full of modern and vintage dealers. This year’s show will host multiple seminars ranging from pen history to nib tuning to calligraphy classes, and other writing classes. While all 3 days will be full of dealers, we will be trying something new in the evenings. For more information, check out the website

Arkansas Pen Show

March 15 - 17

The Arkansas Pen Club invites you to join us for a weekend of fountain pens, fellowship and fun! The 2019 Arkansas Pen Show will be held Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th at the Crowne Plaza Little Rock. The Crowne Plaza Little Rock, located conveniently at the corner of Markham and S. Shackleford Rd. just off I-430 in West Little Rock, is an excellent location for the show with great spaces for attendees, vendors, seminars and guests. For more information, check out the website

Washington Calligraphers Guild

March 25

This year's theme, “Put Your Stamp On It,” celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Graceful Envelope Contest and the 125th anniversary of US commemorative stamps. Your challenge is to create an envelope that commemorates anything of your choosing. For more information, check out the website

Southeast Pen Gathering

March 29 - 31

This event is geared towards pen makers and vendors of pen making materials/supplies. It's a weekend of group classes, one-on-one classes, vendors, prizes, and more! For more information, check out the website

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