For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Rebecca Wells is the
2019 Great Southern Writer
NEW IBERIA, La. -- The Books Along the Teche Literary Festival is proud to announce celebrated author Rebecca Wells as its 2019 Great Southern Writer.

The Louisiana-born writer of “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” will be the highlighted speaker during the festival, which will be held in Downtown New Iberia April 5 - 7, 2019.

Wells will be forever known for her novel “Divine Secrets,” a bestseller that created a movement for women, prompting Ya-Ya girlfriend groups to be formed nationwide. In addition to being a top-selling book, “Divine Secrets” was 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 bringing her stories of female friendship and mother-daughter relationships to audience members during a special presentation at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at the Sliman Theater.

Tickets to the Great Southern Writer program is included in the all-access ticket package or $15, if purchased separately, offered through Eventbrite. For additional information, contact Barbara Gautreaux at (337) 380-4279, , or visit and the festival's Facebook.
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