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Workshop - Write What You Know: Creating Relatable Characters For The Screen with Evelyn Ngugi

Mon, Mar 27



Workshop - Write What You Know: Creating Relatable Characters For The Screen with Evelyn Ngugi

Time & Location

Mar 27, 6:00 PM CDT


About the event

Description: Before you ever write a script, a lot of foundational work goes into creating memorable characters that viewers will latch on to (or love to hate). In this class, we’ll use examples from popular shows, online skits, and even public figures to understand what makes a truly relatable character. There will be brainstorming exercises, discussion, and time for Q&A. Ideal for screenwriting beginners and avid TV watchers.

Registration: To fulfill TORCH's mission, workshops are open to Black women and women of color. Email contact @ with the subject line "Write What You Know" to register. The deadline to register is March 17th.

Max Participants: 10

Cost: Free

(donations are appreciated)

Evelyn Ngugi is an Austin-based comedy writer, video producer, and Internet personality with a penchant for making hard topics humorous. It’s earned her honors including being tasked to deliver a mood-lifting speech after Malala. Yes, that Malala. Ngugi wrote and co-hosted PBS Digital Studios’ Black history & culture show “Say It Loud”, infusing lighthearted sketch comedy into the educational resource. In 2019, her dark tech mockumentary “Hello, Tim” won the Excellence In Comedy award at Toronto’s Buffer Fest. She is currently co-writing and co-starring in “This Coulda Been An Email",  a workplace comedy web series created by Hallease Narvaez. Her perspective is shaped by the surreal experience of being a queer, first-generation American Black woman from the South. Comedy makes for a great coping mechanism. 

Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Toi Derricotte, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.

Help TORCH continue to publish and promote Black women writers by donating today.

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