Writing Center

Writing Center 2019-01-22T12:37:14+00:00

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.

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Writing Classes and Workshops
Fee and Registration Required

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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.

To learn more, contact Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or clouden@pearlsbuck.org

Memoir Writing

Beginner Course
April 3, 10, 17, and 24
May 1 and 8
1:00 pm

Advanced Course
June 5
July 3
August 7
September 4
October 2
November 6
1:00 pm

Linda C. Wisniewski teaches this class on memoir writing which covers topics such as the key elements of memoir writing, writing about real people as characters, finding a theme, building a story through scenes, sensory details, dialogue, and more. Classes are held in the Cultural Center.

To learn more, contact Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or clouden@pearlsbuck.org

Book Discussion Groups
Complimentary

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Pearl S. Buck Book Discussion Group
March 18 through October 21, 2019
Third Monday of every month from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Cindy Louden leads participants in a discussion of a different Pearl S. Buck book at each session. The 2019 schedule is as follows:

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

Short Stories Book Discussion Group
March 12 through October 8, 201
Second Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11:30 AM

The group will discuss selections from the collection titled Today and Forever. These stories are included in Twenty-Seven Stories by Pearl S. Buck.  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 Gwynned Mercy University, leads the group in discussions of short stories by Pearl S. Buck.

To learn more, contact Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or clouden@pearlsbuck.org.

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