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Success: Poetry Student Publishes and Pursues MFA

Writers’ Program student Tanya Muzumdar has published three poems, which she wrote in her Writers’ Program courses, in the literary journals Dunes Review, Storm Cellar, and Gigantic Sequins. Tanya studied poetry online with Anna Maria Hong and is now on her way to an MFA in poetry at Pacific University. Along with dozens of others, […]

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The Next Step In Your Professional Writing Career

Students come to the Writers’ Program from all over the world for a number of reasons: to learn basic creative writing skills, for a creative outlet, to explore the novel idea they’ve had simmering in the back of their mind for years. The majority of our students, however, come with an end-game: to have their […]

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Success: Kirkwood Winner Accepted to MFA Program at CSULB

Margaret Spilman, who won the 2013 James Kirkwood Literary Prize for her short story “Muscle Memory,”has been accepted to the MFA Creative Writing Program at California State University, Long Beach where she plans to write a book. “I owe a lot to the Writers’ Program since that was the first place I really came to […]

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The Magical Monstrosity that is Comic-Con

We at the Writers’ Program are known for pioneering new ways to reach new writers so more people can learn about who we are and what we do. This year, in an initiative spearheaded by screenwriting advisor Chae Ko, the Writers’ Program was granted the amazing opportunity to exhibit at the annual Comic-Con International in […]

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Success: NPR Praises Alyx Dellamonica’s Latest Novel

Online instructor Alyx Dellamonica’s latest fantasy novel, Child of a Hidden Sea, has already gotten rave reviews from NPR. In his review, Amal El-Mohtar calls Alyx’s third fantasy novel, about a twenty-something adventurer who is transported to Erinth, the world of her birth parents, “rare and refreshing.” Congratulations are in order to Alyx, who teaches […]

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Five Ways a Master Class Can Take Your Writing to New Heights (Application Deadline August 29!)

As Writers’ Program advisors, we frequently hear from students who have worked hard for years and want to go from “aspiring writer” to “professional writer.” While we have several options available for students with a completed project (advanced classes, manuscript consultations, mentorships), our Master Classes are special. Special how, you ask? Read on for five […]

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Success: Writers’ Program Alum a Finalist for Prestigious Keene Prize

Former Writers’ Program student Rachel Kondo, who received a James A. Michener Fellowship to pursue her MFA at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, is one of four finalists for the 2014 Keene Prize for her short story “Beverly.” Rachel wrote the story in two of her Writers’ Program […]

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