South Puget Sound Community College

South Puget Sound Community College

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will continue the Artist & Lecture Series with author and educator Dolen Perkins-Valdez on Monday, Feb. 3. 

Perkins-Valdez is best known for her best-selling debut novel “Wench,” an intricate Civil War-era story that explores the moral complexities of slavery.

The lecture titled “Love in the Time of the Civil War” will happen from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Main Stage. Tickets are available through The Washington Center for the Performing Arts for $15 or less. The lecture is free for SPSCC students, staff and faculty. Visit to buy tickets or learn more. 

Wench was awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library in 2011. Dolen teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program in Maine and is a popular guest for Black History and Women’s Month programs. A graduate of Harvard and a former University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, Dolen lives in Washington, DC, with her family.

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