About the Author

Author Presentation

Tembi Locke – “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home"

A live virtual event. Join us as we hear from Tembi who will be with us live, virtually from her location. The first 50 people at each event will receive a signed bookplate and all attendees will get to bring a taste of Italy home with them.   

Due to COVID-19 protocol, registration is required to attend the in-person event. This is a free event but all seating is on a first come, first served basis.

To view the live event virtually, click on the event link at the date and time of the event.

March 1, 2022 at 7 p.m.

In person: FSCJ South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246

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March 2, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

In person: FSCJ Kent Campus, Main Auditorium
3939 Roosevelt Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

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For more information about the FSCJ Author Series, contact Melissa Boyd at melissa.boyd@fscj.edu or (904) 646-2419.

About Tembi Locke

Tembi Locke the author of “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home,” is an actor, producer, advocate and bestselling author. Tembi’s writing life began at a very young age when she journaled and took writing classes for personal growth and expression.

tembi-headshotTembi started her onscreen career with iconic comedies like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Friends.” Recently, she starred in roles on “The Magicians,” “NCIS: LA,” the Netflix hit series, “Never Have I Ever” and “The Obituary of Tunde Johnson” to name a few. As a producer, Tembi is currently developing and co-writing the Netflix limited series based on her book. Zoe Saldana will star and serve as executive producer, along with Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. She is also co-writing the “Waiting to Exhale” pilot for ABC.

Tembi’s advocacy is grounded in the personal experience of caring for and losing a loved one. Tembi advocates for better care for caregivers and families and speaks on loss, resilience and connection when it matters most. Tembi has given a TEDx talk, keynotes around the country and is an ambassador to organizations doing the vital work of changing our systems and society for the better. Her online platform, The Kitchen Widow, harnesses her advocacy work and love of food to create a space for conversations about caregiving, grief, parenthood, illness, as well as sharing recipes—all inspired by love.