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Spring 2017

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  • Success: Nellie Emrani Publishes Her First Children’s Book

    Congratulations to Writers’ Program student Nellie Emrani who has published her first children’s book!  Hello Aaron! Where Are You? was published by FriesenPress Publishing and released on January 2, 2017.  Nellie has taken many classes through the Writers’ Program and shares her experience with us: “I am a very lucky first time writer who chose […]

  • Random Acts of Kindness (For Writers) Day

    Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day in the US. Here’s a few ideas on how writers can give back to the people who allow our precious writing time and writerly needs to be part of their lives. Encourage someone to pursue their dreams –  You write because you love it. Because you need […]

  • Success: Johan Ingler Script Wins at The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest

    Writers’ Program student Johan Ingler has won another competition with his script Frankie & Chair!  Originally workshopped in Writers’ Program classes, Frankie & Chair took 1st place in the 2016 UCLA Extension Feature Film Competition and has now won best Family Film at The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest!  Johan states the best thing about taking […]

  • Writing Retreat this Fall!

    We just finished an amazing, intense few days with our Writers Studio, and are now deep into planning (and really excited about) our fall Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead. Coming off a four-day intensive gets us all in the mood for finding more time to dedicate to writing. While the Studio is a very structured […]

  • Three Writers’ Program Students become 2016-17 CBS Writers Initiative Mentees!

    For new writers seeking to break into the business, television network diversity fellowships have become more and more prevalent. These highly competitive and coveted programs serve as potential career launch pads – even more so than some of the biggest competitions out there – as television networks directly provide the training grounds and professional mentoring […]

  • Success: Instructor Rachel Kann Publishes New Book of Poetry!

    Congrats are in order for longtime online and onsite poetry/fiction instructor Rachel Kann—she’s published a new collection of poems through Finishing Line Press!  A Prayer On Behalf of the Broken Heart has “a Jewish mystical bent,” Rachel describes.  “That said, they are poems for people of all backgrounds.”  Rachel’s favorite part about being an instructor for the […]