A Peace Corps Writers Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 22, at 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 more 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, whichever comes first).

Send your Peace Corps experience books — regardless
Whether or not authors of Peace Corps experience books are able to attend the luncheon, they should send a copies of their books so that they are included in the Library of Congress permanent Peace Corps Collection, and can be displayed at the Library on the September weekend celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the agency.

To have your book included in the collection please send a copy before July 1, 2011, to the Washington, D.C. Congressional Office of U.S. Representative John Garamendi. Mark the envelope Peace Corps Collection and address it to:

Ms. Mayra Chavez
Executive Assistant
228 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515