Fatima Shaik 


2021 Louisiana Writer Award recipient, Fatima Shaik has written for The Southern Review, Callaloo, Tribes, The Root, In These Times, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, and The New York Times. Her seventh book is Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood (“lyrical and mysterious and always captivating” --NY Times). She is the recipient of grants from the NEH, LEH, and the Kittredge Fund. A member of The Writers Room in NYC, Shaik is an ex-officio Trustee of PEN America.




11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 2
Enchanted Worlds: Reimagined Fairytales and Everyday Magic
with Alex Jennings, Mary McMyne, and moderator Fatima Shaik

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
A.Z. Young Park, Author Tent 1
Spotlighting Black Women Writers of Louisiana
with Tara T. Green, Ladee Hubbard, Mona Lisa Saloy, Fatima Shaik, and Ann B. Dobie

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing



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