In keeping with the literary legacy of Pearl S. Buck, the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center*, organized and run by the Pearl S. Buck Volunteer Association, offers writing classes and book discussion groups.

The Pearl S. Buck Writing Center has produced 10 books, including one novel, one collection of short stories, one collection of essays, one book of poetry, four memoirs, and two children’s books. This has all been done using Amazon’s CreateSpace system, with several other memoirs currently in production.



Writing Classes and Workshops
Fee and Registration Required


Writers Guild 2019

March 17 through October 20, 2019
Third Sunday of every month at 1:00 PM

Editor, Anne K. Kaler, Ph.D., leads this monthly group which offers critiques, sharing, and networking for adult writers at all levels. $50/year or $10/class.

Click on date below to register for class.

March 17
April 14*
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20

*Second Sunday due to Easter Holiday

To learn more, contact Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or

Memoir Writing

Advanced Course
First Wednesdays
June 5
July 3
August 7
September 4
October 2
November 6
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Click here to register for Advanced Course.

If you have some of your memoirs on paper and are ready to learn how to organize them, expand what is significant, and deepen their meaning, this is the class for you. Within the monthly format of lecture, discussion, in-class writing and constructive feedback, we will cover theme, character arc, dialogue, and more. And you will be enrolled in our private online Google group, where you can submit your own writing, respond to your classmates’ work, and discuss class readings provided by the instructor, Linda C. Wisniewski. Classes are held in the Cultural Center, 2nd floor. $150 fee

To learn more, contact Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or

Book Discussion Groups


Pearl S. Buck Novel Discussion Group

March 18 through October 21, 2019
Third Monday of every month from 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Cultural Center, 2nd floor

Cindy Louden leads participants in a discussion of a different Pearl S. Buck book at each session. Click on the date below to register for that class. The 2019 schedule is as follows:

March 18House Divided
April 15Dragon Seed
May 20Bright Procession
June 17Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography by Peter Conn Part 1
July 15Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography by Peter Conn Part 2
August 19Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography by Peter Conn Part 3
September 16Of Men and Women
October 21The Final Chapter by Beverly E. Rizzon

Short Stories Book Discussion Group

March 12 through October 8, 2019
Second Tuesday of every month from 10 – 11:30 AM
Cultural Center, 2nd floor

The group will discuss selections from the collection titled Twenty-Seven Stories by Pearl S. Buck (1943 Sun Dial Edition).  Click on the date below to register for that class. The 2019 schedule is as follows:

March 12 – “The Lesson”
April 9 – “The Angel”
May 14 – “Mr. Binney’s Afternoon” and “Shanghai Scene”
June 11 – “The Face of Buddha”
July 9 – “Guerrilla Mother”
August 13 – “A Man’s Foes”
September 10 – “The Old Demon”
October 8 – Wrap-up Discussion

Carol Breslin, PhD, a Pearl S. Buck scholar and Professor Emerita from Gwynedd Mercy University, leads the group in discussions of short stories by Pearl S. Buck.

To learn more about book discussion groups, contact Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or

*The group maintains their own blog on writing and writers at