Archive - October 23, 2012

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New Books by Peace Corps Writers — September 2012
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Orth and McCaskey Talk It Up in Chicago

New Books by Peace Corps Writers — September 2012

To order books whose titles are in blue from Amazon, click on the title or book cover — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support our annual writers’ awards. • The Incurables: Stories by Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1991–93) Univerisity of Notre Dame Press $20.00 248 pages August, 2012 • What The Zhang Boys Know: A Novel in Stories by Clifford Garstang (South Korea 1976-77) Press 53 $17.95 (paperback), $7.99 (Kindle) 201 pages 2012 • The Springs of Namje: A Ten-Year Journey from the Villages of Nepal to the Halls of Congress by Rajeev Goyal (Nepal 2001–03) Beacon Press $24.95 (hardcover), $13.72 (Kindle) 214 pages September 2012 • The Land of the Four Rivers (Poems) by Matthew A. Hamilton (Armenia 2006-08, Philippines 2008-10) Cervena Barva Press (thelostbookshelf.com) $7.00 42 pages July 2012 • 27 Months in the Peace Corps: My Story, Unvarnished . . .

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Orth and McCaskey Talk It Up in Chicago

The Chicago Humanities Festival began in 1989 by a group of Chicago’s cultural leaders eager to extend the riches of the humanities in the Mid West and around the world. Under the aegis of the Illinois Humanities Council the notion of a humanities day was proposed and then expanded into a festival. The first Chicago Humanities Festival, a one-day affair, was held on November 11, 1990 at the Art Institute of Chicago and Orchestra Hall before an audience of 3,500 people and included a memorable keynote address by playwright Arthur Miller, and inaugurated one of Chicago’s most culturally rich annual events. Founding co-sponsor institutions included the Art Institute, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Chicago, and the University of Chicago. Since that first year, some of the world’s most interesting thinkers, artists and performers have come to Chicago each fall for a festival that celebrates ideas in the context of . . .

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