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.