On Wednesday, September 21st from 3:15–4:15 pm and then repeated from 4:30 pm–5:30 pm, RPCV authors whose books were influenced by their Peace Corps experience and have been published by the Peace Corps Writers imprint, will participate in panels talking about writing and producing their books. The panels will be moderated by Marian Haley Beil.
The panelists are:
- Emily Creigh (Paraguay 1975–77), who co-authored with and Dr. Martin Amada, Journey to the Heart of the Condor: Love, Loss and Survival in a South American Dictatorship. (Emily will participate only in the second panel.)
- Kay Gillies Dixon (Colombia 1962—64), author of the the memoir Wanderlust Satisfied
- Marty Ganzglass (Somalia 1966–68), author of The Orange Tree, a novel set in Somalia, and Somalia – a collection of short fiction. (Marty will participate only in the first panel.)
- Jay Hersch (Colombia 1964–66), whose Peace Corps memoir is Time Passages
- Catherine Onyemelukwe (Nigeria 1962–64), whose memoir is Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad.
The panels will be presented at:
Floyd Heck Marvin Center (click for map)
George Washington University
800 21st Street NW — at the corner of H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
- Some of the authors will be selling their books after each panel.
- Some of the panelists, along with other RPCV writers will be selling their books at the Peace Corps Writers table in the Exhibit Hall in Marvin Center on Friday from 12 noon to 6 pm, and again on Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm.
- Following the panels and John Coyne’s presentations, we will be taking a 2 minute walk down 21st Street to Tonic, at 2036 G Street, for “a chat and a drink.”
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