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Book Talk with Attica Locke

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (All day)

The Ernest J. Gaines Center is pleased  to announce that Attica Locke, 2013 Gaines Award Winner and writer and producer for the Fox hit television show Empire, will be a book talk in April at UL Lafayette.  Locke’s first novel, Black Water Rising, was nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the prestigious Orange Prize in the U.K.  Her second novel, The Cutting Season, won the Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, and her latest novel, Pleasantville, was short-listed for the CWA Dagger Award.  Locke is a former fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmaker’s Lab and worked as a screenwriter before becoming a novelist. She has penned scripts for many major studios like Paramount, Warner Bros. and Disney.  Locke will read her latest novel, Pleasantville on April 5, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at the Ernest J. Gaines Center in Edith Dupre Library at UL Lafayette.  April 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., Locke will also read from The Cutting Season at the Lulu Hilliard Art Museum, with both talks featuring a question and answer period after.  For more information, please contact Cheylon K. Woods, Director of the Ernest J. Gaines Center via email:

Speaker/performer name: 
Attica Locke
Room name/number: 
Gaines Center Hallway
Event contact email: 
Event contact phone: 
(337) 482-1848