Emmy nominee and Edgar Award winner Attica Locke in conversation with mystery writer Rachel Howzell Hall on Tuesday – Pasadena Weekendr


Attica Locke and Rachel Howzell Hall

The Pasadena Literary Alliance is bringing back its Open Book series with an outdoor in-person event on Tuesday, October 19, featuring Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird and writer / producer of “Little Fires Everywhere,” in conversation with the writer Rachel Howzell Hall mystery.

It takes place in Noor’s courtyard patio at Paseo, 300 E Colorado Blvd Suite 200 in Pasadena, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This is a rare opportunity to meet Emmy-nominated and award-winning writer Edgar who will discuss the latest book in his Highway 59 series, “Heaven, My Home,” a sequel to the New York Times bestseller. , “Bluebird, Blue bird.”

“Heaven, My Home” was named best book of the year by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle and many more.

In television and fiction alike, Locke has become one of the foremost writers whose work marries race, class, and socio-political issues with deeply entertaining stories that expand a reader’s understanding of the American experience. She worked with Lee Daniels, writing and producing “Empire,” a hugely popular television soap opera that never shied away from addressing issues of race, mental health and politics.

She also worked with Ava DuVernay on the heart-wrenching true story of Central Park Five in “When They See Us” and helped bring Celeste Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere” to screen as screenwriter and co-producer. executive. Through his work, Locke greatly influenced the world of detective fiction.

Rachel Howzell Hall is moderator. She is the critically acclaimed author of the recent “These Poisonous Things”. His “And Now She’s Gone” was nominated for the Anthony, International Thriller Writers and Lefty Awards, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

The evening begins with a 5 to 7 organized before the event with aperitifs.

To buy your tickets, visit www.pasadenaliteraryalliance.org / open-book.

General tickets are $ 50 and student or educator tickets are $ 35.

Open Book builds on the success of the Pasadena Festival of Woman Authors event which has been presented annually since 2009. The vision of the new series is to provide the community with opportunities to appreciate authors of all kinds – established and emerging, national and local, male and female, fiction and non-fiction writers – in contexts that complement the author’s work or journey and allow engagement with participants.

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