Artist & Lecture Series - 2014-15

The South Puget Sound Community College Artist and Lecture Series brings a diverse group of distinguished scholars, activists and artists under a common theme: “Reflections. For 2014-2015, we celebrate role and power of women. Our presenters are recognized nationally or internationally for their work.  Our hope is that they will initiate courageous and purposeful discussion within our community concerning critical and contemporary issues.

Fall Quarter - 2014

OCT. 9th
Ruth Ozeki

Nikki Giovanni

South Puget Sound Community College opens its 2014-15 Artist and Lecture Series with Japanese-Canadian novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki. Ozeki will speak from her new book, “A Tale for the Time Being," on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $8 for the general public (which includes a $3 Washington Center processing fee), and the event is free to all SPSCC staff, faculty and students. The event is sponsored by the SPSCC Tomodachi Club.

Video: Ruth Ozeki on campus talking about the writing process.


NOV. 13th
Sherman Alexie

Ailey II

South Puget Sound Community College is pleased to bring award-winning Native American author Sherman Alexie to campus. Alexie will speak from his book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available online at or by calling The Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office at (360) 753-8586.

*All events are free to students, faculty and staff, and free or at a nominal cost to the public. All events take place at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts unless otherwise specified. Additional information about the 2014-15 season, including tickets prices and purchasing details, and additional artists, will be available soon.