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

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 2022

All classes will meet online via Zoom

3rd Sunday every month, 1-3 pm
March 20
April 24
May 15
June 26 **4th Sunday due to Father's Day**
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16

The Pearl S. Buck Writing Center's Writers Guild will zoom meet on the 3rd Sundays, monthly from March 20th through October 16th, 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 fee.

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

Book Discussion Groups—Complimentary

Pearl S. Buck Novel Discussion Group

All classes will meet online via Zoom
**NEW TIME** 3rd Mondays, 7-8:30 pm
March 21 – A Biography Part II by Pearl S. Buck & Ted Harris: Pearl’s philosophy as expressed in her letters
April 18 - Command the Morning 1959: Fascinating book telling of the challenges, triumphs & consequences of creating the Atomic Bomb and changing the world forever. 
May 16 – "A Certain Star" 1957: A Pearl S. Buck short story about a too involved atomic scientist who waits too long to have a family Christmas
June 20 – This Proud Heart 1937/1939: The experiences of a gifted sculptor and her struggle to reconcile her absorbing career and demands of marriages and divorce 
July 18 – The Time is Noon 1967: Portrait of an American woman as a daughter, sister, wife and mother trying to find herself between the two world wars
August 15 – The Kennedy Women 1970: A portrait comparing the fascinating and enduring Kennedy women with a Chinese Dynasty
September 19 –A Dinner in Camelot 2018 by Joseph A. Esposito: The night America's greatest scientists, writers and scholars partied at the Kennedy White House.
October 17 – To My Daughters with Love 1967: Words to women everywhere from the heart of an author wise in the ways of real family life

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

All classes will meet online via Zoom
2nd Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11

Dr. Carol Breslin, Emeritus, Gwynedd Mercy University, leads the lively discussion of stories from this year’s selection, Pearl S. Buck’s anthology of “Fourteen Stories” 1961, using specific stories - TBA.  Wonderful information can be gathered from Pearl Buck’s short stories for Docents, Gift Shop volunteers or anyone who wants to know and share more about Buck. The Zoom link will be sent each month the Sunday prior to the Tuesday discussion. If you google the title of the collection, there are various sellers at Amazon, Thrift Books and Abe Books.


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