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Here's an announcement from John Coyne:

New Summer Writing Workshop for RPCVs

The Mid-Atlantic Creative Nonfiction Summer Writers' Conference at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland this year will feature a special workshop for Peace Corps Writers. Led by Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985-87) the focus will be on personal essays and travel memoirs. Tidwell's most recent book, Amazon Stranger, is about his quest to locate a real-life Tarzan figure living in the Amazon rain forest. His first book, The Ponds of Kalambayi, is a memoir of his two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Tidwell is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post Sunday Travel Section, where his essays have earned him two Lowell Thomas awards, the highest prize in American travel journalism.

Other writers at this summer's Goucher Writing Workshop will be William Least Heat Moon, author of Blue Highways and Edmund Morris, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, and the recently published authorized biography, Dutch. The workshop is scheduled for August 8ñ13. For more information, call 1.800.697.4646.

Here's a message from the Maniilaq Association, an Alaska Native Health Care Facility (Inupiat Eskimo):

We are seeking some health care professionals who may be interested in working in Artic Alaska (Kotzebue, Alaska). Our village is the largest in this region (approximately 3,500 people - 70% Native) and we service 10 other smaller villages around the Kotzebue Sound. We are seeking individuals who love their occupation and would like to work with our beautiful people. If this sounds of interest to you, please contact:

Beverlee A. Pettit
Human Resources
Maniilaq Association

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If you are an African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American, the Peace Corps' Office of Minority Recruitment would like to publish your Peace Corps experiences on the Peace Corps web pages. Here's more information on the subject.

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 Hey, Moms and Dads of PCV's!

Be sure to check out Pete Jones's new Peace Corps Family Support Group website! The name says it all....