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.

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Writing Classes and Workshops
Fee and Registration Required

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

Journaling the Pandemic and Its Aftermath – will meet online via Zoom

Tuesday, June 1, 1–2:30 pm

Centered around the Covid-19 pandemic and the ‘new normal’ soon to come, this session will offer journaling strategies to go beyond simple noting of current events to processing the resulting emotions and challenges. Strategies include: lists, dialogues, letter writing, altered perspective, and prompts. Attendees will write in response to a few of the techniques and a list of resources and additional prompts will be provided for future use. $25 registration fee.

Jude Walsh writes memoir, personal essays, poetry and fiction. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” Before retiring and beginning her writing career, she taught for 33 years, serving students from the preschool to the doctoral level. She is the author of Post-Divorce Bliss: Ending Us and Finding Me (Morgan James Press), a 2020 Indie Excellence Awards Winner and 2020 International Book Awards Finalist. More information is at her website www.secondbloomcoaching.com

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

Writers Guild 2021all classes will meet online via Zoom

3rd Sunday every month, 1-3 pm
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17

The Writers Guild will begin monthly Zoom webinars on the 3rd Sundays from 1-3pm beginning March 21st through October 17. This class is for adult writers, ages 18 and up. 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 to become a follower and receive email notifications of any new blog posts.

Registered members must send writings for editing consideration and distribution to lindadonaldson@verizon.net two weeks prior to our meetings so attendees can read and be prepared to discuss. Please consult the blog at www.psbwritingcenter.org for more details. $80 fee.

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

Memoir Writing – all classes will meet online via Zoom

First Wednesdays, 1–3 pm
March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 1
October 6

Each month, you will be guided to turn segments of your life into compelling stories, whether your goal is to share them with family and friends or a wider audience. Each session includes practice writing and gentle, constructive feedback. Between sessions, you will then have the opportunity to discuss readings and 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, forthcoming from Sand Hill Review Press. More about her athttp://www.lindawis.com. $200 registration required. 

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

Book Discussion Groups
Complimentary

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Pearl S. Buck Novel Discussion Group – all classes will meet online via Zoom
3rd Mondays, 1-2:30 pm
March 22 – A Woman in Conflict Part I by Nora Sterling
April 19
May 17 – A Woman in Conflict Part II by Nora Sterling
June 21 – Our Life and Work in China by Absolom Sydenstricker
July 19 – Letters to Emma
August 16 – Of Men and Women
September 20 – A Biography Part I by Pearl S. Buck and Ted Harris
October 18 – A Biography Part II by Pearl S. Buck and Ted Harris

Pearl’s Novel Discussion Group will begin its virtual sessions with “The Final Chapter” by Beverly Rizzon, who was Pearl Buck’s secretary while living in Vermont. You don’t have to have read the book to enjoy the discussions.

For more information, email facilitator Cindy Louden at clouden@pearlsbuck.org.

Short Stories Book Discussion Group – all classes will meet online via Zoom
2nd Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am
March 9 – “Enough for a Lifetime”
April 13 – “Heat Wave” and “The Refugees”
May 11 – “The Truce”
June 8 – “Mrs. Mercer and Herself”
July 13 – “Home to Heaven”
August 10 – “Home Girl”
September 14 – “Mr. Right”
October 12“Mothers and Sons” and wrap-up

All short story selections discussed are from the collection titled Hearts Come Home by Pearl S. Buck (1962 or 1970 Edition).

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

For more information, contact Cindy Louden at clouden@pearlsbuck.org.