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To celebrate the life, legacy, and enduring impact of Pearl S. Buck, West Virginia Wesleyan College, in partnership with West Virginia University, the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, and Davis and Elkins College, will host the second Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference in Buckhannon, West Virginia, from September 13-15, 2018.  The conference will feature concurrent sessions on a range of topics, a tour of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace (located in Hillsboro, West Virginia), and a keynote address and Pearl S. Buck-themed luncheon event at Graceland Inn in Elkins, West Virginia.  Proposals are being accepted through June 1, 2018.

The Living Gateway Conference takes place biennially and is international in scope, capitalizing on global interest Pearl Buck and encouraging scholarship around the myriad facets of her life, literature, advocacy, and legacy.

 Any questions about the conference may be addressed to Brett Miller (