Join Texas Book Festival for a special evening with sisters Attica and Tembi Locke! Over the course of the event, this multi-talented and award-winning duo will discuss their recent books, their upbringing, and their latest and upcoming Hollywood projects.
Equal parts love story and travel journal, From Scratch is Tembi’s moving memoir about meeting her husband in the Sicilian countryside, and their whirlwind romance that was complicated by racial and cross-cultural conflicts. Attica’s Heaven, My Home is her latest Highway 59 crime novel, set against a foreboding East Texas landscape, about a missing child and the troubled detective who grapples with the current political climate to find him. Though different in subject matter, both books provide unique perspectives on race, class, love, and struggle in America.
This event is invitation-only and will be limited to fifteen guests. The gathering will take place over Zoom on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. CST in the comfort of your own home. Closer to the event, a Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.
Tickets for this special event are $250.00 each, and can be purchased by clicking the “Register” button below. The price of the ticket includes a paperback copy of Heaven, My Home and From Scratch, as well as other surprise treats! All proceeds support the Texas Book Festival.
Attica Locke’s latest novel Heaven, My Home is the sequel to Edgar Award-winning Bluebird, Bluebird. Her third novel Pleasantville was the winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was also long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction. The Cutting Season was the winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Her first novel Black Water Rising was nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. A former fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmaker’s Lab, Locke works as a screenwriter as well. Most recently, she was a writer and producer on Netflix’s When They See Us and the also the Hulu adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.
Tembi Locke is an accomplished actor who has appeared in over sixty television shows and films, including The Magicians, NCIS: LA, Animal Kingdom, and Dumb and Dumber To. She is also a TEDx speaker. Her talk, What Forty Steps Taught Me About Love and Grief, traces her journey as a cancer caregiver. She is the creative voice behind The Kitchen Widow, an online grief support community that has received mentions in The New York Times and The Guardian. The author of From Scratch, she lives in Los Angeles with her young daughter, but can be found each summer on the island of Sicily.