August Guild News

Our next Writers Guild meeting is Sunday, August 20th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in the Cultural Center (the Red Barn building) on the beautiful grounds of Pearl S. Buck’s historic home at 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. We welcome all writers and would-be writers to join us at this monthly (from March to October) roundtable discussion.

Bring ten or more copies of a 3 or 4 page selection of your work if you wish to share it for comments. Be sure to include your name and email address on your work for additional feedback.

Bob McCrillis Publishes First Book

Bob McCrillis, a current Writers Guild member, has published his collection of short stories Puckerbrush: Milestones on the Journey to Manhood through CreateSpace and it is available on Amazon.

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Bob McCrillis

Puckerbrush is a Northern New England word which can describe, “any incidence when a person is lost, or away from their normal understanding. It can describe a real, or imagined place. [For example, “He is out in the puckerbrush.”]

McCrillis’ main character, Patrick “Paddy” Meecham, has to find his way through puckerbrush, both physical and cultural on his way to manhood. In this collection the author presents some of the steps in that journey. A few are funny, some are terrifying, but all resonate with our own journeys. You may even find that you recognize some of the people Paddy meets along the way.

Literary Journal Deadline is October 15th

The theme for the Fall 2017 Issue, Volume 2, Number 2, of the Pearl S. Buck Literary Journal is Justice and Mercy. We see a host of possible avenues for writing about justice and mercy  —  the lack of either virtue OR the presence of either virtue. We include both sides of this theme, for, in Anne Kaler’s words: “If there were perfect justice, we would not need mercy.  If there were perfect mercy, we would not need justice.”

Click here for the guidelines for the upcoming Fall Literary Journal. And click on the link in the upper right side of this blog to read previous issues of our Pearl S. Buck Literary Journal.

Keep Writing!

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