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Best Selling Novelist Rebecca Wells Gives Performance/Reading at Loyola

Loyola press release - February 26, 1998

(New Orleans)—The Loyola Women’s Center presents a performance / reading by novelist/ actor Rebecca Wells on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium. Well’s second novel, The Divine Secrets of Ya-Ya Sisterhood, has become a national best-seller with almost 300,000 books in print. Most recently, Divine Secrets made the New York Times best seller list. A book signing will follow her one-woman show. The Loyola Bookstore will provide books for sale.

Wells, a native of Louisiana who now lives on an island near Seattle, Washington, has a humorous and quirky perspective on south central Louisiana and its people. Her works for the stage include Splittin’ Hairs and Gloria Duplex, for which she created the lead roles. She has performed extensively, from Maine to Kodiak, Alaska, and has written teleplays for ABC and CBS. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Western States Book Award for her first novel, Little Altars Everywhere.

Well’s dynamic presentation of “performed fiction” draws from both novels. She creates a captivating blend of storytelling, acting, and dramatic reading which embodies her unforgettable characters and stories.

The reading/performance is sponsored by the Loyola University New Orleans Women’s Center with funding from the Biever Guest Lecture Series.

The reading/performance is free and open to the public. For more information or to schedule interviews with Wells, please contact Kristine David at 504-861-5883.