Monica Coleman in Conversation with Dolen Perkins Valdez

  • July 23, 2016

The theologian/author comes to DC Mon., July 25th, at 6:30PM


Coleman is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a professor of theology and African-American religions at Claremont School of Theology. Her memoir, Bipolar Faith, is at once a spiritual autobiography, a family history, and an exploration of the lasting effects of slavery, poverty, and racism. Coleman traces her great-grandfather’s suicide as well as her own struggle with bipolar illness to an ongoing despair that afflicts a broad segment of the African-American community. As she developed this perspective, Coleman has not only learned how to live with her condition, she has also come to a renewed vision of God.

Monica Coleman will be in conversation with Dolen Perkins Valdez, author of Balm and New York Times bestseller Wench.

At Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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