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Inside the Writers Room with Queen Sugar


OWN’s critically acclaimed drama series Queen Sugar, from Academy award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, is a powerful, cinematic and multi-layered series that tells the contemporary story of the Bordelon siblings, who struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing.

In its third season, the drama continues to delve deep into universal issues of family, life post-incarceration, relationships, sexuality, racial barriers while also celebrating the everyday magnificence of African American life. On this special evening, hear directly from the writers and get a peek into what's next. 


  • Kat Candler (Showrunner and Executive Producer)

  • Anthony Sparks (Co-Executive Producer)

  • Erika L. Johnson (Supervising Producer)

  • Chloe Hung (Staff Writer)

Moderated by Dominic Patten, Senior Editor at Deadline 

Doors open at 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm. 

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