Greater Los Angeles Metro Pen & Ink Group


We’re an all-inclusive group of enthusiasts of all things stationery in the Los Angeles metro area.

Our interests include modern and vintage fountain pens, fountain pen inks, paper and other stationery items. While we act as a Los Angeles Fountain Pen Club, we are in association with our Orange County Pen Club brethren.


We thought it was a fun way to capture what we’re all about – pens and ink. And being in LA, there has to be a little bit of glam!

We liked what the folks over at GNYPIG were doing, and the founding members voted it in.

How does it work?

Our meet-ups typically involve lots of sharing of pen collections, passing of ink samples to take home, good conversation, food and drink, a raffle, and sometimes a trade or two.

There’s no prior knowledge or experience required— even if you don’t own any fountain pens you’re welcome to join us and try out some things to see what you like! There are no membership requirements or dues; all are welcome!

Frequently Asked Questions

Some good info about the general goings on of our meetups.

Do I need to RSVP to come to a meetup or event?

Nope! Unless it is asked for in the meetup or event announcement, no RSVP is required. Just bring some pens and paper, come on down and pull up a chair!

What do people usually bring to a meetup?

Pens and paper are the staples! A pen roll or folio (or a few!) and a good notebook for notes and nib and ink testing are highly recommended. People also bring stationery to share such as washi tape and other small journaling tidbits, and there is usually a good bit of ink trading as well.

*If we’re meeting at a food hall, please prepackage your ink samples for distribution and refrain from live sample drawing, especially with syringes.

How long do the meetups usually last?

Meetups usually last anywhere from a quick hour and a half to maybe three-ish hours. People come and go throughout, though, so no worries if you have to dip out early. We’re happy to have you as long as you can be there!