Archive - April 30, 2015

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Can You Top This Photo?
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Chi and John Sherman (Nigeria 1966–66, Malawi 1967–68) publish CD of prose and poetry
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John Michael Flynn (Moldova 1993-95) Publishes Two Essays on Moldova
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APCD Catherine Varchaver (HQ Staff & Kyrgyzstan 1995-97) Edits Fly Fishing Book

Can You Top This Photo?

John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64) Send me your jpeg photo of you in your Peace Corps years on a camel, elephant, horse, donkey, mule, etc. and we’ll all vote on the most outrageous photo for an award to be given at the NPCA conference this coming June at Berkeley. (You don’t have to be there to win.) You’ll  win real $$$ and a prize! Send the jpeg photo with your name and country and years to me and I’ll post them on our site: www.peacecorpsworldwide.org. Winners will be selected by the votes sent in from the community of viewers. So send your own photo and vote for your favorite photo. Good luck! p.s. I’m on the one on the right in this photo taken by Mike McCaskey (Ethiopia 1965-67) and I’m not a candidate in the contest.

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Chi and John Sherman (Nigeria 1966–66, Malawi 1967–68) publish CD of prose and poetry

John Sherman (Nigeria 1966–66, Malawi 1967–68) and Chi Sherman have just published a collaborative, spoken-word CD — Shades: Writings on Race Culture Gender. The CD has 25 tracks of poetry and prose, with original music by Gabriel Harley. There will be a release party for the CD at Indy Reads Books 911 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis IN on Saturday, May 9. For more information and to order the CD, write John at john@mesaverdepress.com

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John Michael Flynn (Moldova 1993-95) Publishes Two Essays on Moldova

John Michael Flynn’s Moldova A resident of central Virginia, John Michael Flynn (Moldova 1993-95) taught at Balti State Pedagogical Univeristy in Moldova and is now an English Language Fellow with the US State Department in Khabarovsk, Russia. His most recent poetry collection, Keepers Meet Questing Eyes (2014) is available from Leaf Garden. Two essays of John’s were published on-line this month. One essay is entitled Hai La Masa and is published in Proximity from Madison, Wisconsin: www.proximitymagazine.org. The second one is entitled, Ideal Village and is published in Limehawk located in upstate New York: www.limehawk.org. Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective was started in 2013 to offer a creative space for artists to share their perceptions of current social and environmental issues. The quarterly online journal  publishes new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art by a diverse and talented group of artists, both emerging and established. Proximity Magazine is also a quarterly publication focused . . .

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APCD Catherine Varchaver (HQ Staff & Kyrgyzstan 1995-97) Edits Fly Fishing Book

Catherine Varchaver (HQ Staff & APCD  Kyrgyzstan 1993-97)  who is today the senior stewardship officer at World Wildlife Fund’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. where she writes extensively about global conservation programs, is the granddaughter of John and Maxine Atherton, who helped shape the art and science of fly fishing over the decades. She has just edited a book by her grandmother entitled The Fly Fisher and the River that will be published by Skyhorse Publishing in the spring of 2016. It will be published as well as a companion reprint of John Atherton’s (Catherine’s grandfather) classic The Fly and the Fish. In her introduction to the book, Catherine writes of how she was given the unfinished memoir over fifteen years ago and last year, holding the rolled pages of the unfinished book, said, “I could hear my grandmother telling me, with her lilting laugh, that her dream was now in my hands.” While not a . . .

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