Bobbie Dumas Panek

Bobbie Dumas Panek is a revered poet, writer, and an icon in the literary circles of the city of Auburn, Cayuga County, Central New York, and beyond those well-defined geographical regions.

Undoubtedly, we have learned that creativity and talent can never be placed in a holding cell, fenced it, or defined by spatial or artificial boundaries.  Those creative expressions and qualities need to grow and be nurtured, and Ms. Panek has consistently expanded and stretched her environment of influence.  As a newspaper columnist, writer, poet, and reader of her works, Bobbie continues to position herself to achieve new and higher goals.  More importantly, she brings her readers, fans ad supporters along with her.  She understands that the literary journey is one that is community based.

Ms. Panek is consistently busy with writing and reading. She is on the Seymour Library Board, the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), where she serves as poetry editor for the organization’s magazine, and is a book reviewer for NLAPW.  But wait a minute…there is more.

Bobbie chairs the Nominating Committee for NLAPW and is the secretary for our local CNY branch of NLAPW. She belongs to three writers groups, one book club, and finds time to work outside of her home.