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Nikesha Elise Williams

Nikesha Elise Williams is a two-time Emmy award winning producer, an award-winning author, and producer and host of the Black & Published podcast. Her latest novel, The Seven Daughters of Dupreewas acquired by Scout Press and will be published in 2025. A Chicago native, Nikesha is a columnist with JAX Today. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, ESSENCE, and VOX. She lives in Florida with her family.


“Character Driven Story”

What's a story without characters? A descriptive essay very few will read. In Crafting Complex Characters, award winning author Nikesha Elise Williams will help you make your characters more compelling by digging beyond the surface of common tropes to give your characters depth that will make them feel like real people who are flawed, insecure, and blind to their own behavior.


  • 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. - Orchestra (Bldg. 7 -178)

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