While the Pols and Poobahs dress in UNGA-wear and head for New York, the Peace Corps Community runs amok in the Nation’s Capitol. Join Peace Corps Writers tomorrow at a workshop for writers in the DC area. The event, part of the annual Peace Corps Connect gathering (celebrating 55 years this year), will take place at the George Washington University from 1-5:50.
- Spoken Word Storytelling, with Meleia Egger (1:00 – 2:30 pm).
- Workshop on finding, crafting, and sharing your stories led by John Coyne, co-founder of Peace Corps Writers (2:45-3:45 pm, repeated 4:00-5:00 pm).
- Panel discussion with published Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) authors led by Marian Haley Beil, co-founder of Peace Corps Writers (2:45-3:45 pm, repeated 4:00-5:00 pm).
Panelists will include:
- Emily Creigh (Paraguay 1975–77), co-author with Dr. Martin Amada, of Journey to the Heart of the Condor: Love, Loss and Survival in a South American Dictatorship. (Emily will participate only in the second panel.)
- Kay Gillies Dixon (Colombia 1962—64), author of the the memoir Wanderlust Satisfied
- Marty Ganzglass (Somalia 1966–68), author of The Orange Tree, a novel set in Somalia, and Somalia – a collection of short fiction. (Marty will participate only in the first panel.)
- Jay Hersch (Colombia 1964–66), whose Peace Corps memoir is Time Passages
- Catherine Onyemelukwe (Nigeria 1962–64), whose memoir is Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad.
Floyd Heck Marvin Center
George Washington University
800 21st Street NW — at the corner of H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052