By Linda Donaldson
Cindy Louden opened our August Writers Guild meeting opened with a preview of the 2019 Writing Center’s classes with final dates to be announced.
Linda Wisniewski will offer a Beginner’s Memoir series of classes for six weeks in May and June. She will then offer Advanced Memoir classes monthly from June through October.
Pam Varkony, author, speaker and last year’s recipient of the Pearl S. Buck Woman of the Year award, will teach two classes next year: one on essays, op-eds and exposes, and the other on marketing your writing through web and social media. Pam plans to offer each of these two topics at three different times – morning, afternoon and evening – June and July.
Writers Guild meetings will be held next year at 1pm to 3pm on the third Sunday of the month from March through October. Continue reading “Guild Notes, 2019 Class Preview and BookFest”
By Linda Donaldson
Happy Summer to all you Writers Guild members and followers! We meet this Sunday, August 19th from 1pm to 3pm at the Cultural Center at Pearl S. Buck’s scenic Green Hills Farm in Perkasie. The gardens are blooming and the setting is inspiring. Come join us!
Here’s a list Anne Kaler has shared of upcoming submission deadlines for several publications with links to their details. First up is the ubiquitous Chicken Soup for the Soul series. We show links for their overall guidelines as well as a list of quite a few upcoming deadlines. Continue reading “Upcoming Meeting and Calls for Submissions”
By Anne K. Kaler
The June 17th meeting started at 1 pm in the upper area of the red barn. Cindy Louden (chair) and Anne Kaler (instructor) led the meeting where all seven attendees presented their writings which are summarized below.
Notice was given on several new sources for short stories and poems under the BookBaby ads. One of their downloads includes a list from Authors Publish Magazine of 180 journals who accept submissions of poetry and prose. Visit www.authorspublish.com. Continue reading “June Writers Guild Meeting Summary”
Pearl S. Buck Literary Journal
There are 12 contributions to this Summer 2018 Pearl S. Buck Literary Journal. The theme of this issue is Justice and Mercy. Submissions include essays, memoirs, poems, short stories, and an excerpt from a novel.
Our thanks to authors Dr. Anne K. Kaler, Rev. Edgar P. Roosa, Bob McCrillis, Susan Wagner, Harry J. Houldin, Jane Bleam, Sandra Carey Cody, and Paul Teese.
Anne K. Kaler, PhD
Professor of English Emerita
Gwynedd Mercy University
(Click title to read selection. Author’s biography at end of contribution)
ESSAY BY ANNE K. KALER, PSBVA
ESSAY BY REV. EDGAR P. ROOSA
POEM BY ANNE K. KALER, PSBVA
SHORT STORY BY BOB McCRILLIS
POEM BY SUSAN WAGNER
EXCERPT FROM A NOVEL BY PFC HARRY J. HOULDIN
EXCERPT FROM A NOVEL BY ANNE K. KALER, PSBVA
POEM BY JOHN McCABE
MEMOIR BY JANE BLEAM
ESSAY BY SANDRA CAREY CODY
ESSAY BY PAUL TEESE
SHORT STORY BY JOHN McCABE
By Linda Donaldson
The Writer’s Guild meets on Sunday, May 20th at 1 pm. Don’t forget we begin a half hour earlier this year so we can wrap up by 3 pm.
Become a follower of this blog to get immediate notification of blog posts with links. We feature helpful articles to start you on your writing projects, and to polish your poetry and prose. Look for an informative and entertaining blog on writing from Bob McCrillis tomorrow.
Want to bring a story, essay, or poem to share? Supply 10 to 15 copies, and remember to include your email address on your work so others can provide further comments. We only devote about 10-15 minutes to each selection, so please limit excerpts to 3 or 4 pages.
Welcome all writers and aspiring writers!
The Pearl S. Buck Writers Guild begins its 2018 season with the first of ten consecutive monthly meetings on the third Sunday of each month from March through October.
This Sunday afternoon, March 18th, we meet from 1:30pm through 3:30pm at the author’s famous historic home: Green Hills Farm, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944.
We encourage everyone to bring a short poem or story, or excerpt from a longer piece, not to exceed 3 to 4 pages. Provide at least 15 copies for handing out and be sure to include your name and email address on your selection.
Comments are always constructive, with positive discussion and advice freely given. Attend and meet other like-minded individuals and perhaps find a new writing partner or two! See you on Sunday and please, bring something to share!
We meet in the Cultural Center (big red barn building upstairs) on the grounds of Green Hills farm. Registration is $50 for all ten meetings, or $10 per meeting.
For those whose genre is fantasy or science fiction, see me at the meeting. I have a collection of several “how-to” books that I will give away to anyone interested.
Never been before, and not sure about committing to a monthly meeting? Attendance at your first meeting is free – so try us out!
By Susan Wagner
If you could dream something into being for a particular person in your life, what would it be and who would it be for?
You can pick anyone and any dream, but you must pick up your pen and write without stopping for five to seven minutes. Try to use concrete images and sensory descriptions. Go. Continue reading “Writing and Workshops”