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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Writers Guild 2020

Registered members may send writings for editing consideration and distribution to lindadonaldson@verizon.net. We hope to resume our regular monthly meetings in 2021. Please consult the blog at psbwritingcenter.org for more details.

Memoir Writing – all classes will meet online via Zoom
First Wednesdays, 1–3 pm
August 5
September 2
October 7
November 4

No new registrations are being accepted at this time.

Whether you are thinking of writing a memoir or you already have some of it on paper, this is the class for you. Within the monthly format of lecture, discussion, in-class writing, and constructive feedback, we will cover theme, character arc, dialogue, and more. In addition, you will be enrolled in our private online group, where you can submit your own writing, respond to your classmates’ work, and discuss class readings provided by the instructor, Linda C. Wisniewski. $150 fee

Book Discussion Groups
Complimentary

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Pearl S. Buck Novel Discussion Group – will not meet this year due to Covid-19 concerns. This class will hopefully resume in 2021 reading the same set of books as 2020.

Cindy Louden leads participants in a discussion of a different Pearl S. Buck book at each session. 

Short Stories Book Discussion Group – will not meet this year due to Covid-19 concerns. This class will hopefully resume in 2021 reading the same book of short stories listed below.

The group will discuss selections 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 by Pearl S. Buck.

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

To learn more about any Writing Center offerings, contact Cindy Louden at 267-421-6203 or clouden@pearlsbuck.org