Thursday, June 28, 2012

Daleen Berry on Pearl S. Buck Writer's Workshop and Other News from Around the Web

The Pearl S. Buck Writers Workshop
Thanks to Eddy Pendarvis for forwarding along this interesting blog post, "What Pearl S. Buck, Blueberries and Bovines Have in Common," which begins as follows:
This morning I woke up from a dream in which I was trying to find a colorful clause to go with the verb “giggled,” as in “like a little girl.
That’s what happens when you go to a writing workshop taught by Jim Minick, author of several books, including The Blueberry Years. (While at Jim’s site, be sure to check out his wife Sarah’s baskets; they are exquisite!)
The workshop was held yesterday, in conjunction with Allegheny Echoes, at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, W.Va. And it was wonderful, educational and hopefully made all of us better, stronger writers.  
Continue reading on Daleen Berry's Blog.

Other items related to Pearl S. Buck that appeared online recently include:

A Surprise for Buck's 120th Birthday by Theresa Hegel

On Pearl S. Buck’s 120th birthday, the society that carries out the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author’s legacy received a gift of its own.

The Doylestown Historical Society on Tuesday presented Pearl S. Buck International with a packet of Buck’s personal items, including letters and an account ledger.

Pearl S. Buck - Style Icon by Scott Parker Anderson

BEST KNOWN FOR: Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her novel The Good Earth won the Pulitzer in 1932.

A Pearl of a Subject by Ewa Manthey
The writer Anchee Min is probably best-known for her memoir Red Azalea. She grew up in Shanghai, and in the book she describes her early life in China. Her latest book, Pearl of China, looks at the life of another famous writer who grew up in China, the Nobel Prize winner, Pearl S. Buck.

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