Writing About the Environment — From Rain Forests to Global Warming
A workshop presented at the Peace Corps 40th Anniversary Conference

Saturday, 12:45–1:45 pm, 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 Children's Books

Writing On-Line

Writing Your Peace Corps Story

Working with Words

Are you concerned about the continuing deterioration of the global environment? Experienced RPCV writers present ways of selling articles to publications looking for accurate and well-argued pieces about the current environmental crisis.
Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985–87) is the author of four non-fiction books, including the Peace Corps memoir The Ponds of Kalambayi.
Peter Chilson (Niger 1985–87) is the author of Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa. His writings have appeared in The American Scholar, Ascent, and The North American Review.
He teaches writing at Washington State University.

Bill Coolidge (Bolivia 1966–68) writes narrative non-fiction essays relating homelessness to endangered species. He is an essayist for the San Francisco Bay Journal and has published in Wildlife Journal, Small Boat Journal and a few literary magazines. He and his partner Karen are moving from San Francisco to Greenville, North Carolina.

William McNally (Peru 1964–66) is a veteran Venice, California activist, writer, and publisher. His photo-history book Venice of America: The American Dream Come True, under the pseudonym of Sweet William, signaled the re-birth of America’s first theme park.

David A. Taylor (Mauritania, 1983–85) writes for magazines and documentaries. His National Geographic educational film on endangered species received a silver at the 1997 International Communication Film and Video Festival. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut with his wife Lisa Smith.

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