Going to PC/Connect — Berkeley?

Peace Corps Worldwide will be there in the guise of Peace Corps Writers.

John and I are presenting two programs:

  • “Peace Corps Memoirists Talk about Their Writing”
    Friday, June 5, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Unit 1 Dormitory Quad – APR (All Purpose Room)

The panelists will be:
Suzanne Adam, author of Marrying Santiago (Colombia 1964–66)
Kay Gillies Dixon, author of Wanderlust Satisfied (Colombia 1962–64)
Catherine Onyemelukwe, author of My Life and Loves Abroad (Nigeria 1962–64)
Angene Wilson, author of Africa on My Mind: Educating Americans for Fifty Years (1962–64)

  • Writing Your Peace Corps Memoir and Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication
    Saturday, June 6 – 9 AM– 10 AM
    Unit 1 – Deutsch

    John will talk writing; Marian, making your book a reality.

Pre-conference social gathering
We hope that all Peace Corps writers attending the conference will join us at

FreeHouse, in Berkeley
Thursday evening, June 4th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm

for a casual gathering to meet, and talk books, writing — and Peace Corps, of course. Spouses and partners are welcome.

FreeHouse serves beer, cocktails and American food. It is at 2700 Bancroft Way, just 1 block from Unit 1 Quad, the location of the conference dormitory housing and where many of the program presentations will take place.

If you plan to attend, please email peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com.

Book sales at the Exhibit Hall
Cheney Hall
Authors who have published their books with Peace Corps Writers will be selling and autographing their books during the conference.

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  • Everyone is going to Berkeley! The synergy should be tremendous. I wish I could be there, but I shall face California and be there in spirit.

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