A Writer's Story with Kayona Brown

Webinars ~ Success Stories Series
Hosted By:
Kayona Brown - Writer

How do writers get their start? What inspires them to set their hands to the keyboard and keep writing even when it's hard? How do they stay motivated on their journey, and, more importantly, how do they keep the passion for the craft alive? 

Sometimes, the difference between who makes it and who doesn't is resilience. 

This Summer, Roadmap welcomes writers who have shown the kind of resilience and passion you need to succeed in this industry. Hear their stories about how they got to where they are now. 

This 60-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Getting started in screenwriting 
  • Learning the craft and finding your voice 
  • Rejection and perseverance 
More about
Kayona Brown


Hailing from our nation’s capital, Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate storyteller who grew up in a home that nurtured her eccentricities and unexpected interests of a girl. Thus, she gives fuel to female-driven vehicles, emphasizing existential undertones, putting unusual or unpredictable women at the wheel.

Rejecting the presumed path of a Washingtonian (government work) in favor of art, Kayona started in entertainment as a radio DJ, which led to running her own indie record label.

Most recently, Kayona was a winner of the Roadmap Writer’s Diversity Initiative, and the Commission on Arts and Humanities/NEA grant for literature. Kayona was tapped by CBS to pen BEFORE JACKIE, a Super Bowl LV feature starring Viola Davis, and the NCAA Championship game tease starring Jon Hamm.

Kayona is represented by manager Ryan H. Cunningham at Anonymous Content.

How it Works


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.