Writer’s Craft – SASFest—MARGOT DOUAIHY

What makes for a break-out protagonist? Why do we want to follow a new one through a series? In this talk, Author Margot Douaihy answers those questions and explores the development of her protagonist, Sister Holiday in Scorched Grace. Douaihy discusses how she created a character who captures hearts with a punk rock sensibility, tattoos and gold teeth, and who is clearly way outside of any closet. She reveals how she set this character up to make a difference in her religious order, her city, and in the lives of New Orleans women. Join Margot Douaihy for helpful insights and effective approaches to creating engaging, exciting, and unforgettable protagonists.

Margot teaches creative writing at Emerson College and is the author of the crime novel Scorched Grace, which was named a best book of 2023 by Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, BookPage, and Marie Claire, among others.


03/22/2024 11:30am-12:45pm , Hotel Monteleone, Lobby Level, Royal C, included in SAS Weekend Registration or $25


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