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Pearl S. Buck Writing Center Classes to Begin January 16


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. The Writing Center’s 2023 schedule has been announced with both Zoom and in-person classes and discussion groups. In-person sessions will be at Pearl S. Buck International headquarters at 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944.

For more information on Writing Center offerings and how to register, please go to

Writers Guild 2023

March 19 through October 15, 2023
Third Sunday of every month, 1–3 pm
Fee and registration required.

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  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 2 weeks prior to our meetings so all attendees can read and be prepared to discuss. Please consult our blog at for more details. On behalf of all the editors, we welcome your participation and look forward to meeting you this Spring at our March 19th Zoom meeting from 1-3pm. 

Memoir Writing

Virtual Zoom Class
1st Mondays, 7-9 pm
March 6 through July 3, 2023
Fee and registration required.

In-Person Class
3rd Wednesdays, 1–3 pm
May 17 through October 18, 2023
Fee and registration required.

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  

Pearl S. Buck Novel Discussion Group

January 16 through April 17, 2023
Third Mondays, 7-8:30 pm

Participation in this book discussion group is free. Cindy Louden leads participants in a discussion of a different Pearl S. Buck book at each session. This group will meet virtually online via Zoom. There will be an in-person discussion group on a still to be determined date in June. Book titles and descriptions for this group can be found at:


Pearl S. Buck International® provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark Home.

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