Rebecca Wells is coming to Books Along the Teche Literary Festival
NEW IBERIA — The Books Along the Teche Literary Festival will welcome author Rebecca Wells as its 2019 Great Southern Writer.
As part of the April 5-7 festival, Wells will host a symposium at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia. Tickets for the session with Wells are $15.
She is known for her best-selling book “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” set in rural Louisiana in the 1950s. The novel created a movement for women, prompting Ya-Ya girlfriend groups to form nationwide. “Divine Secrets” was also made into a film of the same name. Wells earned the American Booksellers Award and the Western States Book Award.
In addition to being an author, Wells is a playwright and an accomplished actress who will be presenting stories of female friendship and mother-daughter relationships during her two-hour presentation.