Archive - November 17, 2010

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Do You Have A Peace Corps Solution To Relate?
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Korean RPCV Writers Write Up A Storm

Do You Have A Peace Corps Solution To Relate?

Nick Herbert (Mauritania 2007-09) wrote me. Nick works for Social Solutions, a company, he says where, “we challenge and equip human service providers and their funders to turn good intent into measurable change by relating efforts to outcomes.” He  joined Peace Corps for many reasons but ultimately, he wanted to be a part of the solution and make a positive impact on the lives of others. “I know what it means to be a Peace Corps volunteer,” he writes, “working on the frontlines of international development, doing your best to give back to the community in which you live but constantly asking the question: How do I know if my efforts are making an actual difference in the people I am serving?”  Now he wants to hear your stories. How did you make it happen? “Where did you serve and what did you do?” he writes. “How did you know that your work was . . .

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Korean RPCV Writers Write Up A Storm

You’ll find fiction by two Korean RPCVs Richard Wiley (Korea 1967-69) and  John Givens (Korea 1967-69) in the new issue, now on line, of Prime Number Magazine. http://www.primenumbermagazine.com/ The editor of the on-line and print publication is another Korean RPCV, Clifford Garstang (Korea 1976-78). This year Garstang won the Maria Thomas Fiction Award given by Peace Corps Writers for  his short story collection, In An Uncharted Country.  As editor of Prime Number Magazine, Cliff  is looking for short stories and essays under 4,000 words, including flash fiction and non-fiction. He is also looking for poetry of various lengths, reviews, short plays, interviews, even cover art.  To learn more, visit their site.  Prime Number Magazine is published by Press 53, a terrific small press helping to keep literature alive. http://www.press53.com/ Another Korean RPCV writer I’ve discovered is David L. Meth (Korea 1971-72) a novelist, an award-winning playwright.  David spent three years on researching his book A Hint of Light, including a year in . . .

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