Archive - April 9, 2018

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“We’ll Meet Again” (PBS)
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“GO OUT AND GET IN THE MIDDLE OF THINGS” Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador)

“We’ll Meet Again” (PBS)

  Thanks to the “heads up” from Jane Albritton (India 1967-69) — JCoyne • I wonder whether someone might be able to help me. I am writing from Blink Films, the producers of the PBS documentary series “We’ll Meet Again” with Ann Curry.    We’ll Meet Again | PBS www.pbs.org Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.   “We’ll Meet Again” explores significant historic events that have shaped America and its citizens — told not from the point of view of world leaders, but through the eyes of ordinary people who experienced them directly. Our first season has recently broadcast on PBS, featuring watershed events such as WWII, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement. Each episode introduces us to two individuals . . .

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“GO OUT AND GET IN THE MIDDLE OF THINGS” Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador)

  GO OUT AND GET IN THE MIDDLE OF THINGS In the late 1970s Craig Storti (Morocco 1970-72) carried on a brief correspondence with Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador 1965-67), living in Ecuador, where he would die in 1991. Thomsen, the author off Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle, one of the classic Peace Corps books, and two other nonfiction accounts of life in Latin America, The Farm on the River of Emeralds, and The Saddest Pleasure: A Journey on Two Rivers, was a man of outrageous opinions—most of which were smart and funny and blunt. He was (and is) the literary patron saint of more than one would-be Peace Corps writer. In these excerpts from letters to Storti, Moritz gives advice about writing, writers, and the writing life.  First published in RPCV WRITERS & READERS in May 1995 •   19 March 1978 Dear Craig: Thanks very much for your nice . . .

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