Pearl S Buck Writing Center


Write a Novel in a Year Class 
Teaching Sessions:  1/25, 2/22, 4/26, 5/17, 6/21, 9/27, 11/15  Write-In Sessions:  3/22, 10/25 from 9:30 – 11:30
Class Fee: $150 
Author and Editor Anita Nolan will lead a year-long writing workshop taking participants through the complete novel-writing process.  Write a Novel in a Year will meet for 8 teaching and 2 write-in sessions. 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.
Registration is closed for more information please call Cindy Louden at 215-249-0100 X310

Writing Center - Linda WisniewskiMemoirs & Family Stories
3rd Mondays ~ 2/17; 3/17; 4/21; 5/19; 6/16; 7/21; 8/18; 9/15; 10/20 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm  Workshop Fee:  $150
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. ~
Registration is closed 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:   2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16  from 1:30 pm – 3:30  pm 
Annual Membership:   $50
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 and the East Coast Editor for Olive Branch Publishing, San Francisco. Dr. Kaler is an editor, published author, poet, and writing workshop presenter.

 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 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
July 21             Imperial Woman
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

Questions? Email 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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