Readings to come

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2001

New York City 1/15

Santa Barbara 2/6

Boston 3/4

Des Moines 3/4

Iowa City 3/6

Des Moines 3/10

New York City 3/19

Washington 4/4

Baltimore 5/2

Tarrytown, NY 5/17

Washington 5/20

Los Angeles 6/3

Atlanta 6/19

Chicago 7/24

Santa Monica 9/30

Tarrytown 10/24

Lexington, KY 11/12

2002

Ellensburg WA 4/26

Seattle 5/29

Washington 6/21–22

Venice CA 7/21

Venice CA 8/4

40 Years of Peace Corps Writers

The Tour So Far

2002 
January 15   New York City — HousingWorks Used Book Cafe.

Co-sponsor: Big Apple Corps

Readers: Peter Hessler (China 1996–98), Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965–67), and John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64)

February 6   Santa Barbara, California — Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library

Co-sponsor: Santa Barbara Peace Corps Association

Readers: Larry Grobel (Ghana 1968–71), and Geraldine Kennedy, Sharon Dirlam (Russian Far East 1996–98), Harlan Green (Turkey, 1964-66), John McCafferty (Russian Far East 1996–98), and Lou Spaventa (Korea 1969–70, 73–75).

Photos by Barbara Hodgdon (Malawi 1962–64):

 
March 4   Boston — Fireside Room, Dudley House, Lehman Hall, Harvard.University

Co-sponsor: Boston Area RPCVs

Readers: Joseph Monninger (Upper Volta 1975–77), Karl Luntta (Botswana 1978–80), and Diane Gallagher (Cape Verdi 1990–93).

 
March 4   Des Moines — Borders Books and Music, West Des Moines

Co-sponsor: Iowa Peace Corps Association

Readers: Mark Kane (Morocco 1968–70, 1971–72) and Gordon Rowe (Tunisia 1973–74).

 
March 6   Iowa City — Terrace Room, University of Iowa Memorial Union

Co-sponsor: Iowa Peace Corps Association

Reader: Linda Donelson (Cameroon 1965–66, Ghana 1966–67).

 
March 10  Des Moines — Barnes and Noble Booksellers

Co-sponsor: Iowa Peace Corps Association

Reader: Linda Donelson (Cameroon 1965–66, Ghana 1966–67).

March 19  New York City — Mid-Manhattan Library.

Co-sponsor: Big Apple Corps

Readers: George Packer(Togo 1982–83) and Shay Youngblood (Dominica 1981).

 
April 4  Washington, D.C. — Politics and Prose Bookstore

Co-sponsor: Peace Corps DC Area Regional Office

Readers: Christopher Conlon (Botswana 1988–90), John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64), Kathy Karlson (Togo 1969–71) and Mike Tidwell (Democratic Republic of the Congo/Zaire 1985–87)

 
May 2  Baltimore — Pratt Street Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Co-sponsor: Peace Corps DC Area Regional Office

Readers: Joyce Lombardi (Chad 1993–95, David Taylor (Mauritania 1983–85)and Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985–87).

 
May 17  Tarrytown, New York
Sunnyside — the historic home of Washington Irving

Co-sponsors: Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) and The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center (HVWC).

Readers:
Marnie Mueller
(Ecuador 1963–65), and Norm Rush (Staff/Botswana 1978–83).

 
May 20 

  

Washington — At the home of Wendy Kahn and Marty Burns (Somalia 1964–66)

Readers:
Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 191–93), John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64), Rachel Schneller (Mali 1996–98), Kitty Thuermer (Mali 1977–79), and Tina Thuermer (Zaire 1973–75).

  
  June 3  Los Angeles — UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

Coordinated by: Geraldine Kennedy (Liberia 1962–64)

Readers:

     Sharon Dirlam (Russian Far East 1996–98), a contributor to Travelers’ Tales: A Woman's World
 
  Tom Gilroy (Senegal 1973–75);
 
     Lawrence Grobel (Ghana 1968–71)
     Geraldine Kennedy (Liberia 1962–64), 
     John McCafferty (Russian Far east 1996–98) 
  Allen Roberts (Chad 1968–70)  
     Nancy Schepper-Hughes (Brazil 1964–66)
     Richard Wiley (Korea 1967–69)
 
  June 19  Atlanta — Barnes and Noble at Buckhead

Cosponsor: Peace Corps Atlanta office

Readers:
Jim Toner (Sri Lanka 1988–90)

  
  July 24  Chicago — The Savvy Traveller

Cosponsor: Chicago Area RPCVs

Readers:
Jim Toner (Sri Lanka 1988–90).

 
September 30  Santa Monica — Santa Monica Main Library

Readers:

     Kathy Crabb (Morocco 1995–97),
  Larry Grobel (Ghana 1968–71)
Geraldine Kennedy
(Liberia 1962–64).
     Milton Kogan (Staff: Upper Volta 1969–72).
 
October 24  Tarrytown, New YorkSunnyside — the historic home of Washington Irving

Readers:
Mark
Brazaitis (Guatemala 1991–93) and John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64)

 
November 12  Lexington, Kentucky — Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library

Reader:
Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1991–93).

2002 
April 26  Ellensburg, Washington — Central Washington University

Readers:
Peter Chilson (Niger 1985–87), Susan Rich (Niger 1984–86)
and Steve Horowitz (Iran 1968–71).

May 29   Seattle, Washington

Readers:
Nancy Amidei (Nigeria 1964–65) and Susan Rich (Niger 1984–86)

June 20–23   Washington, DC —

55 RPCVs read during the 40+1 Celebration

  
July 21   Venice, California
“The Peace Corps Experience”

Co-sponsors: Los Angeles Peace Corps office

Moderator and organizer: W.M. Evensen (Peru 1964-66)

Readers:
David Fleishhacker (Afghanistan 1962-64), Vic Cox (Brazil 1964-66), and Sharon Dirlam (Russian Far East 1996-98)

Photos:

  
August 4   Venice, California

“How the Peace Corps Made Me a Successful Writer”

Co-sponsors: Los Angeles Peace Corps office

Moderator and organizer: W.M. Evensen (Peru 1964-66)

Readers:
Larry Grobel (Ghana 1968-71), Peter Lefcourt (Togo 1962-64) and Dennis Dalrymple (Chile 1965-67)

Photos:

 
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