Peace Corps Holds Reception and Book Reading at Embassy of Ghana to Celebrate Release of New Book

October 10, 1997

WHAT: The Peace Corps will celebrate a new book of personal accounts of Peace Corps volunteers overseas with a reception and book reading by some of the authors. Peace Corps: The Great Adventure chronicles personal memories and anecdotes of Peace Corps volunteers spanning 36 years. More than 500 people are expected to attend the event. Three authors will read their essays: Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran from 1962-64, Deputy Peace Corps Director Charles Baquet, who served in Somalia from 1965-67, and Baltimore resident Paul Eagle, who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia from 1988-90.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 p.m. (reading begins at 7:00 p.m.)
WHERE:Embassy of Ghana 3512 International Drive, N.W. Washington, D.C. (north of the Van Ness/UDC metro station on the Red Line)
WHO:Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala Peace Corps Deputy Director Charles Baquet Baltimore resident Paul Eagle
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