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40 Years of Peace Corps Writers
The Tour
WHO   Peace Corps writers
WHAT   National reading tour
WHERE   In cities across the country, winding up in Washington D.C. for the RPCV celebration in September.
WHY  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Peace Corps by promoting the agency’s Third Goal — “to bring the world back home.”
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Peace Corps in 2001, and its founding organization, RPCV Writers & Readers, is staging — thanks to a generous grant from The Florence and John Schumann Foundation — a series of readings by published Peace Corps writers in cities across America. John Coyne, Editor, and Marian Haley Beil, Publisher, are organizing these readings with assistance from the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), and the Peace Corps.
     The readings are held in book stories, colleges, high schools, local libraries and community centers – locations where they can educate, delight, and impress a wide variety of audiences.
     At each event, one or more published authors will read from their own works — writings that reflect on, or were informed by, their Peace Corps experience. Other PC-related readers, especially RPCVs reading from their own letters home are encouraged to participate.

Contact John Coyne at: to explore the possibilities of co-hosting a very special celebration in your community or on your campus, or if you would like to participate in a reading, or lend support.

It’s your turn!

October 24   Ithaca, NY

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 pm –8:30 pm

Women’s Community Building — auditorium
100 West Seneca Street
(at Seneca and Cayuga Streets )


    Anne Panning (Philippines 1988–90) author of The Price of Eggs, a collection of short stories. She teaches creative writing at the State University of New York at Brockport.

For more information:
Contact Margaret Myers at or (607) 266-0989.

Presented by:
Peace Corps-Ithaca and

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