8th Annual Books Along the Teche Literary Festival
on April 5-7, 2024

Featuring
2024 Great Southern Writer: Natalie Baszile

Natalie has a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. Queen Sugar was named one of the San Francisco Chronicles’ Best Books of 2014, and nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Natalie has had residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Arts, Hedgebrook, and the Djerassi Resident Arts Program where she received the SFFILM and the Bonnie Rattner Fellowships. Her non-fiction work has appeared in Lenny LetterThe Bitter SouthernerO, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus.net and a number of anthologies.  For two years, she was Writer in Residence at Saint Mary’s College where she taught a fiction workshop in the MFA Program. Natalie is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and lives in the Bay Area.

The Great Southern Writer Natalie Baszile is sponsored by the Iberia Parish Library and 64 Parishes.


Experience Queen Sugar streaming on the Oprah Winfrey Network.


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