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April 12, 2022

HPL hosts authors Attica Locke & Tembi Locke

Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 2 PM
Julia Ideson Auditorium | 550 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002
Seating is limited; register online.

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Award-winning and best-selling authors Attica Locke and Tembi Locke sit in conversation with Pam Gaskin about their acclaimed work—the former’s Highway 59 crime fiction series and the latter’s From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home, coming soon to Netflix. A moderated Q&A follows the talk. Kindred Stories will be on hand to sell the authors' books.

This program is FREE and open to the public.

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. Locke works as a screenwriter, as well. Most recently, she was a writer and producer on Netflix’s When They See Us and 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 MagiciansNCIS: LAAnimal 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, a poignant and transformative cross-cultural love story, she lives in Los Angeles with her young daughter, but can be found each summer on the island of Sicily.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR  Pam Gaskin is a retired professional who holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and completed Executive Education at the University of Michigan School of Business. Gaskin is a member of the Houston League of Women Voters, the National Congress of Black Women, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District where she is the Chairman of Finance.