AWLC - The American Women's Literary Club 

learn, care, share  


If you are new to Peru, General Meetings are a great way to have fun, network, and become immersed in our group.  

Every month, from April through November, we feature a GUEST SPEAKER and a SHOWCASE ARTIST OF THE MONTH.  We update members, mingle and end the session with a delicious tea.  

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month beginning April, from 3 to 5 pm, in 'Chase Hall' at the Union Church of Lima in Miraflores, Angamos Oeste 1155 (one block from Avenida Santa Cruz and 4 blocks from the Ovalo Guitierrez - entrance on Calle Retiro 160, across from the Amano Museum).  Please see map below.

Visitors are welcome.  

Please email us in advance at if you would like to come. Guests pay a 35 soles tea fee at the door.  

If you would like to suggest an interesting speaker, please email us at 



Wednesday, Aug 23 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Aug 25 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 30 All Day
Monday, Sep 4 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A guest speaker and showcase artist are featured at most general meetings.

Past Monthly Programs

Here is a sample of past speakers:

  • Susan Mucha, author of "Deadly Deception."
  • Maria Clara Monge on "Ancient Peruvian Textiles, History, Restoration and Display."
  • Delia Ackerman, documentary filmmaker. Special presentation of short film "The King of the Desert is Dying."
  • Anna Danon, jewelry designer
  • Dr. Mary Malca, Director of Aniquem on "Building Hope for Burn Survivors."
  • Dr. Ariel Frisancho, CARE Director of Health Programs, "No Woman Left Behind," on advances in maternal health care 
  • Iliana Ivandic on "The Medieval Woman - She is Not Such a Tame Lady as we Imagine."
  • Holiday Tea at the home of Honorary President, Fatima McKinley, wife of US Ambassador, with the Lima Women's Chorale singing a selection of favorite Christmas music.
  • Maria Arana, Author and Editor of Washington Post Book Review, on her "Simon Bolivar" biography.  Listen here.
  • Tessi Piazza on "The History and Cultural Role of Cross Stitch," with display
  • South African Ambassador, Chris Streeter, on "The History of South Africa." (2007)
  • Fernando de Szyszlo, one of Peru's leading artists (1960s)
  • Julio Tello, pioneer in Peruvian archaeology (1920s)

Map to our Meetings

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