A Peace Corps Writers Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 22, in the Library of Congress to celebrate the establishment of the Peace Corps Collection at the Library. The luncheon guests will include Peace Corps writers who have published books about their Peace Corps experience, and invited friends of our newsletter and websites who have supported us over the years. Because seating is limited, reservations must be made.

Writers whose books qualify to be included in the Library of Congress Peace Corps Collection (click here for details) should contact Marian Haley Beil to R.S.V.P. no later than July 1, 2011 (or until the dining room reaches its capacity, whatever comes first). She will prepare a listing of those attending that will be posted at Peace Corps Worldwide>Peace Corps Writers.

To make a reservation, writers should email Marian at marian@haleybeil.com with the following information —

I will be attending the Peace Corps Writers Luncheon on September 22.

Your Name
Country of Service and Years
Title and subtitle of Peace Corps Book
Year Published

For example:

I will be attending the Peace Corps Writers Luncheon on September 22.

Peter Hessler
(China 1996-98)
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
ISBN: 0-06-019544-4

Thank you for your help and cooperation — and a special ‘thank you’ to our hosts, John and  Patricia Garamendi.

Our Time Has Come!

John Coyne