2019 HEADLINER EVENT

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Rebecca Wells: “Divine Daughter of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”

Ticket Price: $20.00     Date And Time: Sat, March 2, 2019 ; 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location: Dahlonega Baptist Church Sanctuary, 234 Hawkins Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Beloved author Rebecca Wells headlines The Dahlonega Literary Festival with her presentation “Divine Daughter of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.”

Rebecca Wells’ 1996 novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, about mothers and daughters, female friendships, alcoholism, and spirituality, was on the #1 NY Times Bestseller list for over a year, won the American Booksellers Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize. It has been translated into 28 languages, has sold over 6 million copies, and is one of the most beloved novels about women written in the 20th century.  The book launched a host of “Ya-Ya” clubs worldwide and was made into a feature film starring Sandra Bullock and Ellen Burstyn in 2002. Wells’ other novels include Little Altars Everywhere (winner of the Western States Book Award) and Ya-Yas in Bloom. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder introduced an entirely new set of characters from the magical Louisiana town of Le Clair.  Born on a cotton farm in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, Wells comes from a culture where story telling is as essential and as rich as gumbo. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Rebecca studied Tibetan Buddhism and creative writing at the Naropa Institute. She studied acting in New York City, and performed off Broadway. She has been a guest artist, teaching writing and acting at several universities.  After almost forty years away, Rebecca has returned to the South and currently lives in Nashville, TN. She continues to tour her new one-woman show “An Evening with Rebecca Wells and the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”, and is writing her first memoir.  An accomplished actress and playwright, Rebecca has toured her one-woman show “Splittin’ Hairs” throughout the country. In her play Gloria Duplex, called “one of the glories of the decade” by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Rebecca developed and performed the title role of an erotic dancer in the French Quarter who sees the face of God in the mirror ball above her dance floor.  Wells comments, “I was sprung from the jail of Southern Ladyhood with the help of Janis Joplin, Yellowstone National Park, and Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

Here is a link to a little preview of what we can expect from one of Ms. Wells’ previous performances: https://www.rebeccawellsbooks.com/an-evening-with-rebecca-wells/

Here is another link of an interview with Ms. Wells talking about publication of The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder. It is a little over two minutes long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNtdDQGth_I.

ARRIVE EARLY; SEATING IS NOT RESERVED AND LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED

This is a fundraising event!!! All proceeds benefit the new Lumpkin County Library.

Tickets are $20.  Purchase your tickets early. A sellout is expected.  Tickets will be for sale while they last. Tickets may be purchased online (Click Here) and printed out on your printer at home, OR they may be purchased at the Welcome/Information Table during the Festival on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  Tickets will also be available at the Church Sanctuary door shortly before the program, but  REMEMBER: LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED, so we advise you purchase your tickets before then.

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