In Public Programs on February 3, 2011 by Ferentz Lafargue Tagged: , , ,


Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Malcolm Klein Reading Room
66 West 12th Street, room 510
Admission is free, but seating is limited; RSVP to or call 212.229.5615.

Book signing follows the reading and discussion.

Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s fiction and essays have appeared in StoryQuarterly,
Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories 2009, The Kenyon Review, PMS:
PoemMemoirStory, North Carolina Literary Review, Richard Wright
Newsletter, and SLI: Studies in Literary Imagination. She is a graduate of
Harvard University and a former University of California postdoctoral fellow.
Perkins-Valdez teaches creative writing at the University of Puget Sound.
She will read from her highly-acclaimed first novel, Wench. Perkins-Valdez, born in Memphis,
Tennessee, splits her time between Washington, DC and Seattle, Washington.

This series celebrates literature written by women across the African diaspora
(African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latina, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, and
continental African). Past readers include Opal Palmer Adisa, Pamela Booker,
Merle Collins, Carole Boyce Davies, Bridget Davis, Ifeona Fulani, Linda Susan
Jackson, Tayari Jones, Rosalind McLymont, Pam Mordecai, Elizabeth Nunez,
Ebele Oseye, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Cicely Rodway, Danyel Smith, Patricia
Smith, Gammy Singer, Martha Southgate, Eisa Ulen, and Tiphanie Yanique.
The series is sponsored by The New School Diversity Committee and is
moderated by Celesti Colds Fechter, associate dean for academic services
at The New School for General Studies.


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