The Peace Corps Novel as Literature:
A workshop presented at the Peace Corps 40th Anniversary Conference

Friday 1:00–2:00 pm

Woodrow Wilson Internationa Center for Scholars
Just of Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street on Woodrow Wilson Plaza, two blocks from the Hotel Washington (it is in a wing of the Ronald Regan Building) see Map

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

Poetry from the PC Experience

Publishing Translations

Travel Now, Write Later

Write! Edit! Publish!

Writing about the Environment

Writing Children's Books

Writing On-Line

Writing Your Peace Corps Story

Working with Words

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 1962–64) is the editor of and Living On The Edge: Fiction by Peace Corps Writers. He lives in Pelham Manor, New York.
Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1991–93) 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.

Chris Conlon (Botswana 1988–90) is the author of the chapbook A Stained Dawn: Poems About Africa. He is a past recipient of the Peace Corps Experience Award and lives in Silver Springs, Maryland.

Charles Larson (Nigeria 1962–64) 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 1967–69) 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 1991–93) is the author of Louisa and The Confession of Jack Straw. She lives in Philadelphia.

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