Thanks to the efforts of  Patti Garamendi (Ethiopia 1966–68), Assistant General Manager of the California Exposition & State Fair, RPCV writers living in California have been invited to sell their books at the Author’s Booth at the California State Fair in Sacramento this summer.

The Fair, which runs from July 13th to July 31st, has a large Authors area with 6 stations where featured writers can sign and sell their books. This year one station will be dedicated to Peace Corps writers. The area, in the air-conditioned Counties Building, is in a busy location — and “right next to the cinnamon roll stand”! The Fair opens at noon on Monday through Thursday, and 10 am on Friday through Sunday, and has about 1 million visitors each year with 75% passing through this this building.

The organizers would like to feature 14 Peace Corps writers — one on each day of the Fair. Of particular interest are authors whose books “bring the world back home” through memoirs, non-fiction, novels, and poetry, and who would like to share their experiences as Peace Corps Volunteers with their fellow Californians.

To get ALL the details about participating in this great opportunity, click on CalStFair-2011AuthorsBooth to open a PDF with instructions and contact information for questions and signing up.

Thank you again, Patti, for this great opportunity to sell our books and tell our Peace Corps stories! Once again California leads the nation in not only sending PCVs overseas, but supporting them back here at home.