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Lydia K. Valentine

Lydia K. Valentine is a poet, playwright, dramaturg, educator, activist, and mom who lives in the Pacific Northwest.  She holds a degree from Johns Hopkins University, is working to complete her MFA at Goddard College, and focusing on her own writing and work as a dramaturg.  She was recently named Alternate for the role of 2017-2019 Tacoma Poet Laureate.

Current Events as a Backdrop in Hands Up
Essay

Current Events as a Backdrop in Hands Up

7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

8 June 2017

Lydia K. Valentine looks at Hands Up, a series of monologues that address the killing of unarmed black men by police.