Pearl S Buck Writing Center

 

2014 Writing Events

Formatting & Publishing a Self-Published Work
September 20th from 9:30 am to Noon
Workshop Fee:  $30 per person
Writers Guild Editors, Dr. Anne Kaler, Linda Donaldson & Susan Wagner will show how to design, format, & market your completed writings into a self-published work, using their “Writers Who Quilt, Quilters Who Write” self-published CreateSpace book, now on-sale at Amazon.com and the Pearl S. Buck Gift Shop.  Tips & Tricks about the Trade and Self-Publishing Costs are included.

PSB Book Discussion Group - Read, Come & Share or just Listen!
3rd Mondays from 2 – 3:30 pm ~ Led by Charles Snyder, PSBVA Librarian and Book Tour Leader - Complimentary
August 18        PSB’s Children’s Stories: Little Fox in the Middle; The Beech Tree; Johnny Jack And His Beginnings; The Big Fight
September 15  The Long Love
October 20      The Pavillion of Women
November 17  The Young Revolutionary & Christmas Miniature
2015 Writing Events

Novel Critique & Revision Workship
Teaching Sessions:  1/10, 2/14, 3/14  from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Class Fee: $100  - Please register online by January 3rd
Presentor: Anita Nolan - www.anitanolan.com

For writers who have successfully completed the "2014 Write a Novel in a Year" unless granted permission by instructor after review of submitted manuscript.  For more information,  please call Cindy Louden at 215-249-0100 X310

Write a Novel in a Year Class 
Teaching Sessions:  3/28, 4/25, 6/27, 7/25, 9/26, 10/24   from 9:30  am – 11:30 am
Class Fee: $150  - Please register online by March 14th
Presentor: Anita Nolan - www.anitanolan.com
For fiction writers of all levels. Author and Editor Anita Nolan will lead a year-long writing workshop taking participants through the complete novel-writing process.  It will also include a Yahoo Writing Group and an abbreviated Authors Tour of the Pearl S. Buck National Historic Landmark House . This workshop is for adult writers interested in working on juvenile, young adult, or adult novels.
For more information, please call Cindy Louden at 215-249-0100 X310

Writing Center - Linda WisniewskiMemoirs & Family Stories Part II
Teaching Sessions: 3/16, 4/13, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm  Workshop Fee:  $150
Class Fee:  $175 - Please register online by March 7th
Presentor:  Linda C. Wisniewski - www.lindawis.com
For writers who have successfully completed the "2014 Memoirs Part 1" unless granted permission by the instructor after review of submitted writings.  Life’s stories, Adoption stories, Personal histories, Meet the Family Character, Tell your story. Pearl S. Buck wrote the biographies of her parents so that her children would know about them.  Workshop will be lead by Linda C. Wisniewski who teaches memoir writing workshops throughout the Philadelphia area. She has published in newspapers, literary magazines and anthologies both print and online. Linda’s memoir, Off Kilter, was published in 2008 by Pearlsong Press and she was the 2012 adult category winner of the Pearl S. Buck Short Story Contest. Linda also writes for the Bucks County Herald and Bucks County Women’s Journal.

For more information, please call Cindy Louden at 215-249-0100 X310

Writers Guild:  "Writing At a Writer's House" ~ Monthly Meetings to Share & Critique
3rd Sunday Afternoons:   2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18  from 1:30 pm – 3:30  pm 
Annual Membership:   $50 Annual Membership
Editor:  Anne K. Kaler, Ph.D. - akkaler@verizon.net

Bring your writings, musings, and questions to the Writers Guild and in the editorial spirit of Miss Buck's second husband and publisher, Richard J. Walsh, enjoy advice, critiques, suggestions, and good conversations.  Pearl S. Buck was a member and President of the Writers Guild of America.  The writers guild will be lead by Dr. Anne K. Kaler, the Editor of the Writers Guild, is Professor Emerita of Literature at Gwynedd Mercy University. Dr. Kaler is an editor, published author, poet, and writing workshop presenter.

Fiction Writers Conference - March 7th from 9 am - 3:30 pm
Conference Fee:  $50 - Bring a Bag Lunch
More information to follow!

Writing Workshop for Teachers of Writing - April 18th from 9 am - 1:30 pm
Workshop Fee:  $35 - Bring a Bag Lunch
More information to follow!

PSB Book Discussion Group - Read, Come & Share or just Listen!
3rd Mondays from 2 – 3:30 pm ~ Led by Charles Snyder, PSBVA Librarian Emerita and Book Tour Leader - Complimentary
March 16          Pavillion of Women
April 20            Come, My Beloved
May 18             The Townsman
June 15             My Several Worlds - Part 1 
July 20              My Several Worlds - Part 2
August 17         My Several Worlds - Part 3
September 21    Peony
October 19        Kinfolk

Pearl S. Buck "Short Stories Discussion Group - Read, Come & Share or just Listen!
2nd Tuesdays from 10 – 11:30 am
Discussion Leader:  Carol Breslin, Ph.D. - Professor Emerita of Literature at Gwynedd Mercy University.
March 10            The Woman Who Was Changed & Other Stories: A Novella
April 14               John - John Chinaman
May 12                If It Must Be So 
June 9                 The Castle
July 14                Pleasant Evening
August 11           The Three Daughters
September 15     To Be Determined
October 13         To Be Determined

Questions? Email clouden@pearlsbuck.org or call 215-249-0100 X310.
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Act 48 Credit: In partnership with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU), Act 48 Credit is available for specific professional learning opportunities offered at Pearl S. Buck International.  Interested educators need to register for each qualifying event through our web site and then separately apply to the BCIU for Act 48 documentation. Visit the BCIU web site to view which of our events qualify for Act 48 Credit.

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