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The Writers’ Program’s New Home

The Writers’ Program’s New Home

It’s been quite some time since the Writers’ Program office has been in a settled location. Starting in the spring, we knew we would be moving office spaces, along with the rest of UNEX Administrative and Program offices, to first a temporary space, and then a new...

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Second Annual Writing Retreat Stimulates and Supports Writers

Second Annual Writing Retreat Stimulates and Supports Writers

On September 9th, the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program welcomed a group of dedicated writing students to the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead, a beautiful facility nestled in a mountain with pristine lake and alpine views, to our second annual Writing Retreat....

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Fall 2018 Read It Before (or After) You See It

Fall 2018 Read It Before (or After) You See It

On the heels of summer blockbusters, and jump-starting the holiday/award-show end-of-year push, is where often you’ll find a slew of literary adaptations released to theatres. The fall 2018 movie releases are no exception. Here’s a breakdown of a few upcoming releases...

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Fall Courses Not to Miss

Fall Courses Not to Miss

Fall classes start next week, and while some classes are full, we have a slate of courses still available (designed to fit a latitude of experience levels and schedules) that we don’t think you should miss! Creative Writing Personal Essay II (online & onsite) Creative...

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Fall 2018 Catalog

Writers’ Program Comprehensive Brochure

Dates and Deadlines:

  • September 24 — Fall Quarter Begins
  • November 5 – Winter 2019 Enrollment Begins
  • November 12 — Veterans Day (no class)
  • November 22-23 — Thanksgiving (no class)
  • December 3 — Advance Course Submission Deadline
  • December 22 – January 1 — Campus closure
  • January 7 — Winter Quarter Begins
  • February 7-10 — Writers Studio

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