Writing Children’s Books
A workshop presented at the Peace Corps 40th Anniversary Conference

Saturday, 9:00–10-00 am, Hotel Washington

Other workshops presented by Peace Corps Writers at the 40th Conference:

The Peace Corps Novel as Literature

Poetry from the PC Experience

Publishing Translations

Travel Now, Write Later

Write! Edit! Publish!

Writing about the Environment

Writing On-Line

Writing Your Peace Corps Story

Working with Words

More than half of all Peace Corps Volunteers were teachers, and many have returned to teach in the United States. These RPCVs have found children’s books to be rich resources for the classroom. What kinds of children’s books are most popular? How can the Peace Corps experience inspire topics for children’s books? How do you go about writing and publishing a children’s book?
Kathleen Coskran (Ethiopia 1965–67) is the principal of Lake Country School in Minneapolis and is co-edited two books of women writing about travel, Tanzania on Tuesday and An Inn Near Kyoto, as well as, an award winning collection of short stories.
Margy Burns Knight (Benin 1976–77) is the author of Africa Is Not a Country, and other books for children. She lives in Winthrop, Maine.

Meredith Pike-Baky (Togo 1971–-73) is a curriculum and assessment coordinator, textbook author and teacher trainer. She lives in California.

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Tanzania 1989–90) is the author of the picture book Elizabeti’s Doll series. Mother of two, she lives in Indiana and is working on her MFA.

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