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
Writers Guild 2020 – currently working online through blog website due to COVID-19 social distancing and will double up on meetings once permitted to meet
March 15 through October 18, 2020
Third Sunday of every month, 1–3 pm
Editor, Anne K. Kaler, Ph.D., leads this monthly group which offers critiques, sharing, and networking for adult writers at all levels. $50/year.
Registration is now open.
Memoir Writing – classes online via Zoom until further notice due to COVID-19 social distancing
First Wednesdays, 1–3 pm
Registration is now open for this course.
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
Pearl S. Buck Novel Discussion Group – not currently meeting due to COVID-19 social distancing, will double up on meetings when permitted to do so
March 16 through October 19, 2020
Third Monday of every month, 1–2:30 pm
Cultural Center, 2nd floor
Cindy Louden leads participants in a discussion of a different Pearl S. Buck book at each session. Registration is now open—please click on the link to register. The 2020 schedule is as follows:
March 16 – The Final Chapter by Beverly E. Rizzon
April 20 – A Woman in Conflict by Nora Sterling Part I
May 18 – A Woman in Conflict by Nora Sterling Part II
June 15 – Our Life and Work in China by Absolom Sydenstricker
July 20 – Letters to Emma (archival sources)
August 17 – Of Men and Women
September 21 – A Biography by Pearl S. Buck and Ted Harris Part I
October 19 – A Biography by Pearl S. Buck and Ted Harris Part II
Short Stories Book Discussion Group – not currently meeting due to COVID-19 social distancing, will double up on meetings when permitted to do so
March 10 through October 13, 2020
Second Tuesday of every month from 10–11:30 am
Cultural Center, 2nd floor
The group will discuss selections from the collection titled Hearts Come Home by Pearl S. Buck (1962 or 1970 Edition). Registration is now open—please click on the link to register. The 2020 schedule is as follows:
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 email@example.com