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 we feature a GUEST SPEAKER and a SHOWCASE ARTIST.  We update members, mingle and end the session with a delicious tea.  

General Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month beginning in April and go to November, from 3 to 5 pm, in Miraflores. 

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 




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. 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."
  • 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)
  • Julio Tello, pioneer in Peruvian archaeology (1920s)