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Success: Angela Featherstone Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Angela Featherstone, who we’ve featured before here, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her memoir excerpt “God Said No.” She credits the Writers’ Program with helping launch her writing career. “My introduction to the Writers’ Program was Shawna Kenney‘s Writing the Personal Essay class in the winter of 2013. In this class I […]

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The Answer To Your Writing Woes

It’s December. The holidays are right around the corner. That means that 2015 is almost here. Yikes! But I still have so much to do! We’ve all been there. Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, all or none of the above, you’re probably swamped with massive to-do lists to wrap up the […]

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Success: Joshua Staman Makes it to Second Round of Sundance Screenwriters Lab

Student Joshua Staman, a 2013-2014 Writers’ Program scholarship recipient, has made it to the second round of the highly competitive Sundance Screenwriters Lab with two of his scripts, Girl/Friend and The Funeral Girl. If selected, Joshua will spend five days at the Lab working with established writers. “The draft of Girl/Friend that I submitted was […]

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The 2014 James Kirkwood Literary Prize: Celebrating Emerging Writers

Recently, a group of students, instructors, and staff met for a luncheon in Westwood Village to honor the recipients of the 2014 James Kirkwood Literary Prize: R.T. Jamison, nominated by David Borofka; Ella Martinsen Gorham, nominated by Colette Sartor; and Greg Watkins, nominated by Robert Eversz. The Kirkwood luncheon is one of the Writers’ Program’s favorite events […]

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Success: Darryl Webster Publishes Pride in Travel

Writers’ Program student Darryl Webster, who we’ve featured before here and here, has just published his first book, Pride in Travel: A Title-Winning Season Exploring the World of Manchester City (Pitch Publishing). The book is based on Darryl’s own experience travelling over 40,000 miles to visit Manchester City supporters’ clubs all over the world. Darryl […]

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New Courses for Winter 2015!

At the Writers’ Program, we’re constantly looking for ways to keep our writers engaged and our courses current. So as the winter quarter begins this January 5th, we offer you the following exciting new courses, along with our tried and tested classes. If you live in Los Angeles, check out our NEW Onsite Offerings: Encountering […]

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Success: Greta Heinemann Selected for CBS Writers Mentoring Program

Student Greta Heinemann, who won 1st place in the 2013 UCLA Extension Television Writing Competition TV Specs category for her Sons of Anarchy script, and 2nd place in the TV Pilots category for her original Valleywood, has been selected for the CBS Writers Mentoring Program. She is already outlining a new pilot under CBS’ guidance. […]

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