Calling All Writers!
Dump the winter doldrums and join our Writers Guild at Pearl S. Buck’s historic Green Hills Farm, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA, 18944 this coming Sunday, March 15th at 1pm.
We meet once a month (on the third Sunday from March through October) in the Cultural Center – Red Barn – for two hours of lively discussion as we share and critique our writing work-in-progress. Registration for The Writers Guild is available for our 2020 season now at https://pearlsbuck.org/writing-center/.
Join us and bring a sample [up to 3 pages] of your work to share. In a friendly atmosphere, we encourage, support, and challenge writers to improve whether they are experienced writers or beginners.
Literary Journal Update
Your editors are moving the deadline for our next issue, with the theme of Visions, up to April 30th. Here is a hint from Anne Kaler about two different meanings of the word “vision” as in sightedness, or as in “vision quest”:
In all arts, both vision and VISION intermingle. Indeed, both may exist at the same time and place in a character. Take Oscar Hammerstein’s lyrics for Nellie in South Pacific. When the bemused nurse questions herself, she sings of being a “cock-eyed optimist . . . I’m stuck like a dope with a thing called hope.” Or look how the lyricists of Man of La Mancha when the delusional Don Quixote sings of pursuing “the impossible dream.” Is his vision quest real? Probably not, given his time period, his age, and his mental health. Again, look at the mixture of vision and VISION that character represents.
Here is a link to our submission guidelines for this issue: https://psbwritingcenter.org/submission-guidelines-for-psb-literary-journal-vol-5-no-1-spring-2020/
We will be reprinting a recent newsletter article on this blog on Wednesday by Memoir Class instructor Linda Wisniewski. Linda writes about her experiences teaching Memoir writing to students here at Pearl S. Buck’s historic home. Keep an eye out for this revealing story.
Registration for her Memoir Class is still open at https://pearlsbuck.org/writing-center/