Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 3, 2013

Two Pearl S. Buck Writing Workshops


Author Anita Nolan will be conducting two workshops at the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center in 2013.

Here are the details:

WRITE A NOVEL IN A YEAR CLASS ~ Must PRE-Register by January 9

LOCATION:  520 Dublin Road Perkasie, PA

Fee: $120


TELEPHONE: 215-794-2562 or 267-421-6203

Registration Click Here:  Due by Jan 9.

This is a six-session year-long class, with an additional two “write-ins” (where you have two hours of quiet at the Pearl Buck Writing Center to work on your story, get questions answered, or just meet with other writers.)

DATES: 1/26, 2/23, 4/27, 6/22, 7/27, 9/28, 10/26, 11/23 – 4thWk.

TIME: Saturday Mornings 9:30 – 11:30

This series of workshops is for those struggling with starting–or completing– a novel. It’s appropriate for those writing Middle Grade, Young Adult, or Adult novels.

We’ll cover characterization, plotting, where to start your story and creating a strong story beginning, how to deal with a sagging middle, proper formatting, showing–not telling, adding tension, and many other topics, with plenty of time for questions.

Author and Editor Anita Nolan will lead a year-long writing workshop taking participants through the complete novel-writing process.  Those signing up for the entire workshop series will meet for 8 teaching/writing sessions & will include email write-ins & a Yahoo Writing Group. The workshop is for adult writers interested in working on juvenile, young adult, or adult novels.

Includes an Authors Tour of the Pearl S. Buck National Historic Landmark House.



LOCATION:  520 Dublin Road Perkasie, PA

FEE: $90


Time Zone: America/New_York
Local Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

(only for those writers who have successfully completed the 2012 Write a Novel in Year Class unless permission is granted by instructor after reviewing a submitted manuscript)

Author and Editor Anita Nolan will lead a three-month workshop taking participants through their novel’s critiquing and revision process prior to publishing. It includes email write-ins & a Yahoo Writing Group. The workshop is for adult writers who have completed the 2012 Novel Writing Class or w/permission and are interested in submitting their completed novel for publishing.

Anita Nolan is the author of  When the Dust Settled, a historical fiction chapter book published by Homecourt Publishing.  You won’t find it in bookstores; it’s sold in packs of 25 with a teacher’s guide for use in classrooms. She was executive editor of Sprouts, the magazine of the New Jersey Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, has written annotations for Best Books for Children and articles for magazines. Anita is also a frequent speaker about the writing process to writers’ groups. She writes humorous tween contemporaries and middle grade historical fiction.

Click here to register

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Anita is one busy woman 🙂


  2. Do you know of any writing classes for children’s book writers? Thanks!


    • Pat,

      Where do you live? I forget. And what do you write? Picture book? Chapter Books?

      Let me know,



      • Hi Kathy,

        I live in Hoboken, so a class here on in NYC would be great.

        I’m mainly interested in writing for picture books.



      • Pat,

        Once I get back on my feet I will take a look and ask around.

        Happy New Year,



      • No hurry! Feeling better is most important now! Best, Patricia


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