Archive - August 4, 2016

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Writers At Work: MFA in Creative Writing for PCVs and RPCVs
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“Annotated Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers’ Books in the Library of Congress”

Writers At Work: MFA in Creative Writing for PCVs and RPCVs

Writer At Work As you know from the announcements from the NPCA and emails from me, the Peace Corps cohort is comprised of current or returned PCVs, employees of the NPCA, or other members of the NPCA that have been closely involved with the Peace Corps. All members of the cohort must also be members of the NPCA to receive the 15% tuition discount for the program. The cohort is a unique opportunity. As a student you would be in a small cohort with other Peace Corps volunteers (current or former) who all want to pursue an MFA degree and write about their experiences in the Peace Corps or things inspired by that experience. The cohort will share three classes all instructed by me. But the program isn’t just about the Peace Corps experience. National University has had a long-standing MFA program that has produced hundreds of graduates in poetry, fiction, . . .

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“Annotated Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers’ Books in the Library of Congress”

  The following is the introduction to a PDF file of a bibliography of Peace Corps writers’ books prepared by the Library of Congress. The listing drew on a Peace Corps Writers listing last updated in 2011.: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PEACE CORPS WRITERS’ BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS REVISED AND UPDATED NOVEMBER 2015 Rex A. Hudson, Federal Research Division ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This bibliography owes its existence to an exchange of letters between Rep. John Garamendi (Ethiopia, 1966–68) and Dr. James Billington, who served as the 13th the Librarian of Congress (September 1987–September 2015). In his letter of December 17, 2010 [see http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/pc-writers/files/2011/01/letter.pdf] (sic— link does not work), the Honorable Rep. Garamendi asked Dr. Billington to mark the special 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps on September 22, 2011, “by establishing a collection of books about the Peace Corps experience written by former Peace Corps Volunteers and Peace Corps staff.” In response, Dr. . . .

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