Presentation & Booksigning with Jane Albritton: Peace Corps at 50

Colfax Avenue: In the spirit of the Peace Corps, which JFK created with his first executive order as president, the editors of Peace Corps at 50 introduce this anniversary story project with the same optimism and certainty that it is a good idea. A series of four anthologies celebrating and recording the Peace Corps’ accomplishments and contributions to the world through its first half century of life. The idea for this massive compendium came to Jane Albritton in 2007, four volumes to cover the regions of the world where volunteers have served — Africa, The Americas, The Heart of Eurasia, and Asia and the Pacific — written by the volunteers themselves for the 50thanniversary of the Peace Corps.

 

After returning to Dallas from the Peace Corps (India 45, 1967-69), Jane Albritton earned a master’s degree in English, taught freshman composition at Southern Methodist University, and served as the writing specialist for the SMU School of Law. In 1980, she created Tiger Enterprises, a company for writing, editing, and instruction. She currently teaches online courses for Colorado State University in business writing and magazine writing. Her stories have appeared in Edible Front Range, Southwest Art, and other periodicals. Works in progress include a book on the history of presidential pardons.

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Event date: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
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