Travel Now, Write Later
A workshop presented at the Peace Corps 40th Anniversary Conference

Friday, June 21, 4:00–5:00pm  Room: Forum

Workshops presented by Peace Corps Writers at the 41st Conference:

ePublishing & Self Publishing

The Peace Corps Novel as Literature

Poetry from the PC Experience

Publishing Translations

Travel Now, Write Later

Write a Novel in 101 Days

Write! Edit! Publish!

Writing about the Environment

Writing Children's Books

Writing Your Peace Corps Story

Working with Words

Peace Corps Volunteers come home with a love to travel, and many RPCVs have published articles, books, and made careers writing about where they have been. These published writers explain how to turn travel experiences into articles and books.
Richard Lipez (Ethiopia 1962–64), author of the Donald Strachey private-eye novels, written under the name Richard Stevenson, is an editorial writer at The Berkshire Eagle and a book reviewer for The Washington Post. Lipez lives in Otis, Massachusetts.
Hayward Allen (Ethiopia 1962–64), author of two traveler’s guides to Native America is currently the editor of Ethiopia & Eritrea RPCV news magazine, The Herald. He lives in Pittsford, New York.

David Espey (Morocco 1962–64) directs the Writing Program in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania and is Vice President of the International Society for Travel Writing.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes (Brazil 1964–66) has written extensively on Ireland, Brazil and South Africa. Among other books, she is the author of Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics and Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. She is a professor of Anthropology at Berkeley.

Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985-87) is a travel writer and the author of four non-fiction books, including the Peace Corps memoir The Ponds of Kalambayi. He is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, where his writing has earned him three Lowell Thomas Awards, the highest prize in American travel journalism.

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