Southern Voices 2016
Southern Voices Festival 2017A Celebration of Writing, Music and Art
An Evening With
And the YA-YA Sisterhood
In a new theater work based on her #1 New York Times best-selling novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, author and actor Rebecca Wells summons the Ya-Yas, bringing to the stage all of the spirit and energy of the world’s wildest and most beloved chosen-sister tribe. Wells embodies the indelible characters from her novels and transforms theaters into Pecan Grove in Thornton, Louisiana. In between storytelling, Wells shares personal stories and insights into her own creative process, including the real-life inspiration for the Ya-Yas. With honesty and compassion, she openly addresses the challenging topics of feminism, racism and spirituality in today’s world and in her work.
Rebecca, like the Ya-Yas, reminds us that imagination and love are essential to overcoming hardship, that a little humor heals most wounds, and that a good story can literally set us free. After an evening in her world, she leaves the audience repeating the three sweetest words in the English language . . . tell me more.
Saturday, Feb. 25 - Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Library Theatre & The Library Plaza- Book sales and signings will follow the afternoon session. - Lunch on your own