Shaula Evans is a writer, a speaker, and a social media consultant who specializes in building thriving online communities. She has offered diversity-positive online writing workshops since 2002. As the Director of Social Media for Stress Limit Design (2006-2007), she helped writers build audiences through online engagement. In 2012 she founded The Black Board, a forum for film, TV and sketch comedy writers, which became the official online writing community of the Black List and Go Into The Story; the Black Board was named one of the “Top 25 Accounts all Screenwriters Should Follow on Twitter” by Screencraft (2013), and one of the top screenwriting forums by Screenwriting Spark (2013) and Screencraft (2014).  An alumna of École des Roches (France), Sophia University (Japan), St. Michaels University School and McGill University (Canada), she worked in international relations and cross-cultural communications in Japan and South Korea before moving to the US where she currently resides. She was honoured to be a final round reader for the Athena Film Festival‘s inaugural Athena List in 2014, which celebrates screenplays with strong female protagonists, and again in 2015. A former actress and director, she is also a poet, playwright, editor and translator.

[This is my official bio, aka my “scary bio”. Consider it a placeholder for the moment. I’ll replace it with a more human bio one of these days. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask me!]

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