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MahoganyBooks Reading Series Featuring: Dolen Perkins-Valdez

MahoganyBooks Reading Series
Featuring: Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Friday, March 11th at 7pm for this FREE event

Join us as we welcome NAACP Image Award nominee, Dolen Perkins-Valdez to the third installment of the MahoganyBooks Reading Series. Dolen will read from, discuss, and sign her highly acclaimed debut novel, Wench.

Wench is a novel that explores the complex relationships between slave masters and their enslaved mistresses. Set at the historic Tawawa House in Ohio, Dolen provides us with a story of four women whose friendship is forged by pain, yet sustained by their love for their children and the hope of freedom. We are excited to feature this award winning novel, Wench, and it’s captivating author, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, during Women’s History Month in recognition of the 2011 theme, Our History is Our Strength.

We encourage you all to join us on Friday, March 11th at 7pm for this FREE event. It will be held at Betty’s Place & Cafe in the PG Sports and Learning Complex at 8001 Sheriff Rd. Landover, MD. Books will be provided on site by MahoganyBooks, however can also be purchased in advance at a discounted price from

Attendees must present their MahoganyBooks receipt to collect a ticket prior to getting their book autographed. Your ticket will also enter you to win a prize during the drawing to be held at the conclusion of the event.

About Dolen:
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, and Richard Wright Newsletter. Born and raised in Memphis, a graduate of Harvard, and a former University of California postdoctoral fellow, Perkins-Valdez lives in Washington, DC. This is her first novel.


1 comment:

  1. ARGH I'm so upset we missed this our book club will be reading Wench in September.

    I've heard so many good things about the book!!
    I'm excited


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