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 Anne K. Kaler
The first snow has fallen, the season of lights is past, the reindeer sled was not far behind, and the New Year has arrived with more snow . . .
The Pearl S. Buck Fall 2017 Literary Journal got lost under a pile of autumn leaves, hunkering down and resting, until it can rise again when the brighter lights of early spring arrive. We hope . . .
We could quote all sorts of cheerful holiday songs about the busyness of the season but we won’t. We could say that the editors are busily working at the Journal’s production but we won’t. We could say that our computers connived to erase all of our entries but we won’t. We can’t lie, not this close to the ears and eyes of Santa and his elves. Continue reading “Ho… Ho… Ho… No Fall Journal in Your Stocking This Past Year”
By Linda Donaldson
Our last meeting of the Pearl S. Buck Writers Guild brought a dozen of us to the Cultural Center at Green Hills Farm on Sunday October 15th.
Four people brought work to share, and we began with John McCabe’s new introduction to his collection of short stories about the Market-Frankford Elevated trains. Many voiced a connection to John’s depiction of the silent “rules of the riders” that discourages people from talking to each other on trains. We liked his handling of the protagonist’s reconnection with a childhood pal and their subsequent adult friendship as the “glue” that brings these stories together. Continue reading “October Writers Guild Meeting Recap”
by Sandy Cody
Editor’s Note: This message, shared with permission, is from Sandy Cody to her writing class at the end of this year’s classes.
This will be our last meeting, but I hope you’ll find time in your busy schedules to keep writing. I’m in awe of what you’ve all come up with when given just a hint – and time. I think that’s what this class has been about – providing time and space for you to write.
If you want to send your “babies” out into the world, here’s something to get you started. Mainly, I suggest you just play around on the computer until you find something that looks interesting. Continue reading “Finding Your Market”
By Susan Wagner
What happens to those small bits of writing you do that don’t seem to fit easily into a category? You know what I mean — comments on __ (fill in the blank), poems you started but never finished, novel ideas – you get the picture.
Maybe these pieces sit and wait on your desk, in a file or journal, or even on the computer. They languish until the day you remember them again. If you ever do. Continue reading “Bits, Pieces, Kids”
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”
(With apologies to Messrs. Chapman and Keats –but I needed a title)
By Bob McCrillis
Always on the lookout for a bargain, I found myself perusing the public domain table at Barnes & Noble. For those unfamiliar with these offerings, they are cheap hardback editions of classics that are no longer protected by copyright priced with the student budget in mind. Continue reading “On First Looking Into Dickens’s Oliver Twist”