Evette Lamka

Evette Lamka taught English, served as a curriculum and staff development service provider, and then became an independent consultant. She began volunteering for the Festival in 1996 and co-chairs the Volunteer Committee with Liza Millett.

Genre: Crime Wave

Attica Locke

Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird, received the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for Pleasantville. Her first novel, Black Water Rising, was long-listed for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and nominated for an Edgar Award; and her novel, The Cutting Season, was a national bestseller and recipient of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Locke was a writer and producer on the Fox drama Empire, is a native of Houston, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Speaker's Twitter Genre: Crime Wave