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Top Reads & Tunes for Halloween – Time to Get Spooky!

Top Reads & Tunes for Halloween – Time to Get Spooky!

Or, in some cases, spoopy. We asked our Writers’ Program team what they like to read and listen to in October to embrace the seasonal vibes. Reads: One of my most favorite books, and one that had a profound influence on me as a writer, is Mark Z. Danielewski’s House...

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Success: Denise Doyen Publishes Second Picture Book

Success: Denise Doyen Publishes Second Picture Book

Denise Doyen took several semesters of Writing for the Youth Market with instructors including Ann Whitford Paul, Barney Saltzberg and April Halprin Wayland. Her first picture book, Once Upon a Twice (Random House), was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Kirkus...

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Instructor Interview: Cole Kazdin

Instructor Interview: Cole Kazdin

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Cole Kazdin! Cole is teaching a new one-day course this October, Storytelling Starter Kit, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. 1)  What sparks your creativity? I think as...

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Fall 2017 Catalog

Writers’ Program Comprehensive Brochure

Dates and Deadlines:

  • Sept 25 — Fall Quarter Begins
  • Nov 6 — Winter 2018 Enrollment Begins
  • Dec 4 — Winter Advanced Submission Deadline
  • Dec 22-Jan 1– Winter Break
  • Jan 8 — Winter Courses Begin

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