Marian Haley Beil and I will be holding two workshops at the upcoming NPCA Conference in Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of September 21. As the registration for the Conference says:
- a workshop led by John Coyne, co-founder of Peace Corps Writers (2:45-3:45 pm, repeated 4:00-5:00 pm)
- a panel discussion with published RPCV authors led by Marian Haley Beil, co-founder of Peace Corps Writers (2:45-3:45 pm, repeated 4:00-5:00 pm)
Marian’s two panel discussions will feature RPCV authors who have published memoirs of their experiences as Peace Corps Volunteers. It will be an opportunity for you to listen to published authors talk about their books and how they went through the process of bringing their stories to print.
My two sessions will be on the history of Peace Corps writers, how RPCV books fit into the long American tradition of expatriate writers and what RPCV writers are doing today in writing their memoirs, novels, and poetry. Also, there will be a discussion on what “works” in fiction and non-fiction and amply opportunity for you to ask your questions about writing and publishing. Each session will be approximately one hour long.
As I understand it, the NPCA has had to move our Workshops twice into large rooms at GW because so many RPCVs are signing up for the sessions. You might want to check out the sessions soon before they fill up. http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/cpages/peace-corps-connect
Also, Marian has arranged for Peace Corps Writers Tables at the Conference where writers can sell their books. If you wish to do so, you need to contact Marian at: marian