|The Peace Corps Novel as Literature:
A workshop presented at the Peace Corps 40th Anniversary Conference
Friday 1:002:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson Internationa Center for Scholars
|\Other workshops presented by Peace Corps Writers at the 40th Conference:|
|Can the Peace Corps experience be transformed into fiction? What are the pitfalls of such fiction, or creative non-fiction? Has the Peace Corps experience been transformed into remarkable fiction? What are the literary themes being developed by RPCV writers?|
John Coyne (Ethiopia 196264) is the editor of PeaceCorpsWriters.org and Living On The Edge: Fiction by Peace Corps Writers. He lives in Pelham Manor, New York.
Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 199193) is the author of The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala, winner of the 1998 Iowa Short Fiction Award, and Steal My Heart, a novel. He lives and teaches in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Charles Larson (Nigeria 196264) is an authority on African writers, editor of several collections of African short stories, and the books and fiction editor of Worldview Magazine. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Richard Wiley (Korea 196769) is the author of five novels, including the 1986 PEN/Faulkner Award winning, Soldiers In Hiding. He lives in Las Vegas where he is on the writing faculty at UNLV.
Simone Zelitch (Hungary 199193) is the author of Louisa and The Confession of Jack Straw. She lives in Philadelphia.