A writer will talk about her award-winning mystery | Columnists

Attica Locke will discuss her 2018 Edgar Prize-winning novel “Bluebird, Bluebird,” which is set in East Texas at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Locke’s presentation — “’Bluebird, Bluebird,’ and the Souls of Black Texans” — will be done via a Zoom webinar.

His talk will cover not only his novel, but also his writing career as a whole, such as his work as a screenwriter on the television series “Empire”. It will end with a question and answer session.

The Zoom webinar is free and open to the entire Brazos Valley community. Online registration is required at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSephoIWVVASoJDr2tV9yn-o4V6E_Hfg0Qv8cRWXtyBLWx0qCA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0.

Once registered, registrants will receive a direct email link to tune in to the webinar at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Zoom application is required to enjoy this presentation.

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The webinar link will be sent shortly after registration.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers in College Station sells copies of “Bluebird, Bluebird,” as well as other Attica Locke novels.

The English Department and the College of Liberal Arts are sponsoring Locke’s visit as part of the Brazos Valley Reads initiative.

Bringing Locke to Texas A&M has been a collaborative effort on campus and beyond. Brazos Valley Reads has received support and assistance from the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research, Honor and Learning Communities, The Eagle, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and the Clara B. Mounce and Larry J. Ringer Libraries.

You can read more about Brazos Valley Reads at liberalarts.tamu.edu/english/research-creative-activity/brazos-valley-reads/.

For more information about Attica Locke, please visit its official website: www.atticalocke.com/

Arrangements for Attica Locke’s appearance were made through the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau in New York.