Archive - February 11, 2011

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First Official Event of the 50th Peace Corps Anniversary and Celebration for Peace Corps Writers

First Official Event of the 50th Peace Corps Anniversary and Celebration for Peace Corps Writers

DURING THE WEEKEND CELEBRATION of Peace Corps’ 50th Anniversary, September 22-25, the Library of Congress will honor Peace Corps writers – both Volunteers and staff – who have published books about their Peace Corps experience with a display of their books of poetry, fiction, memoirs, and photography. Each book (whether academic, commercial or self-published but must have an ISBN number) will then become part of a new permanent Peace Corps Collection of the Library of Congress. In addition, the Library will establish a link from their web site to the Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers created by Marian Haley Beil (Ethiopia 1962-64), publisher of Peace Corps Worldwide. To celebrate this special occasion, a luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 22, in the Library hosted by Congressman John Garamendi (Ethiopia 1965-67) and his wife, Patricia (Ethiopia 1965-67). Co-hosts for the luncheon, with Patricia and John Garamendi, will be Marian Haley Beil, publisher of . . .

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