Writing Center

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 15 books, including novels, autobiographies, short story collections, essays, poetry, memoirs, and children’s books.  Publishing by the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center Press [PSB – WCP, Perkasie PA] is available to writers of every genre—our books are available on Amazon and in selected bookstores.

Writing Classes and Workshops 2023

Fee and Registration Required

Registration Fees for all PSB Writing Center Classes, Zoom Webinars, Discussions, programs, etc. are Non-Refundable unless the class or workshop is cancelled

Writers Guild 2023

All classes will meet online via Zoom

3rd Sunday every month, 1-3 pm
March 19
April 16
May 28 - **4th Sunday
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15

The Pearl S. Buck Writing Center's Writers Guild will zoom meet on the 3rd Sundays, monthly from March 19th through October 15th, from 1-3 pm to share and critique our writing work-in-progress. In a friendly atmosphere, we encourage, support and challenge our adult writers to improve, whether they are experienced writers or beginners. All genres of literature are welcome from novels and short fiction to memoirs, essays and poetry by all levels of writers.

Visit our blog at www.psbwritingcenter.org  become a follower and you’ll receive an email notification of any new blog posts. Many past issues of our Pearl S. Buck Literary Journal – containing writing in a wide variety of genres – can be accessed from our blog.

Registered Guild members must send writings for editing consideration and distribution to lindadonaldson@verizon.net 2 weeks prior to our meetings so all attendees can read and be prepared to discuss. Please consult our blog at psbwritingcenter.org for more details. On behalf of all the editors, we welcome your participation and look forward to meeting you this Spring at our March 20th Zoom meeting from 1-3pm.  Keep writing!

The Writers Guild Editors

Linda Donaldson – lindadonaldson@verizon.net

Cynthia L. Louden – cllouden@verizon.net

Dr. Anne K. Kaler - akkaler@verizon.net

Susan E. Wagner - swagner001@gmail.com

$80 registration fee.

To register or for more information, please contact Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or clouden@verizon.net.

There is a 2-step Registration process:  Cindy needs 1) your request for registration, 2) Name, Email, Cell #, complete address.  She will send that information to Nancy McElwee, PSBVA Gift Shop Manager, who will call you for your credit card information.

Memoir Writing Class

Virtual Zoom Class
1st Mondays, 7-9 pm
February 6 - July 3

In-Person Class
3rd Wednesdays, 1-3 pm
May 17 - October 18

These two classes will guide you towards centering on one segment of your life and turning it into a compelling story, whether your goal is to share it with family and friends or to publish it for a wider audience. Each session includes time to practice writing that month’s lesson and to give and receive gentle, constructive feedback. Between class sessions, you will also have the opportunity to discuss articles on memoir writing and to share your writing with other students and the instructor for a more comprehensive response. Linda C. Wisniewski writes about life and the connections we make by giving each other the space and time to be heard. A former feature writer and columnist for the Bucks County Herald and the Bucks County Women’s Journal, Linda’s work has been published widely in literary magazines, newspapers and anthologies and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of the memoir, Off Kilter, published by Pearlsong Press, and a novel, Where the Stork Flies, published by Sand Hill Review Press. More about her at http://www.lindawis.com.  

$200 registration fee

We have a 2-step Registration Process for ALL of our Classes.

1) Please send Cindy Louden your complete address & your Home/Cell Phone, 

2) When I receive that information, I will forward your information to our PSB Volunteer Association, Nancy McElwee, who will call you asking for your credit card information to process and return a receipt.

Book Discussion Groups—Complimentary

Pearl S. Buck Novel Discussion Group

All classes will meet online via Zoom
3rd Mondays, 7-8:30 pm
January 16 – The Living Reed: History of Korea that Pearl suggested to JFK at White House Dinner
February 20 - Imperial Woman: Last empress of China who Pearl greatly admired.  
March 20 – Peony: Love story of Jewish life in China
April 17 –The Eternal Wonder: most recently found in storage locker – biography of a brilliant genius.

June In-Person Discussion - Date TBD: The Exile & Fighting Angel: two biographical novels about her parents

For more information, email facilitator Cindy Louden, clouden@pearlsbuck.org. You don’t have to have read the book to enjoy the discussions. Wonderful information can be gathered from Pearl’s novels, her non-fiction, and from her biographers for anyone who wants to know and share about “our Pearl.”  


Short Stories Book Discussion Group

Writing Center Registration

To register for any Writing Center event or for more information, contact Writing Center Chair Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or clouden@pearlsbuck.org