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WE’VE MOVED! Our office has relocated to Kinross South, Room S124! Please expand the box for more details

Our new (temporary) location:

Kinross Building South
11020 Kinross Ave, Room S124
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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You can also call us at (310) 825-9415.

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Instructor Interview: Dito Montiel

Instructor Interview: Dito Montiel

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Dito Montiel! He is teaching a section of our Writing the First Screenplay I course on the UCLA campus, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? It can...

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Course Highlight: Master Class in Novel Writing

Course Highlight: Master Class in Novel Writing

Here at the Writers’ Program, we offer a wide array of courses and try to keep each year’s offerings variable not only in content type and genre, but in length and intensity of study. We’ve had Master Classes since 1999, but with their growing popularity in recent...

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Success: Ron L. Dowell’s Story Accomplishments

Success: Ron L. Dowell’s Story Accomplishments

Fiction Certificate Graduate and 2018 PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellow Ron L. Dowell has been hard at work recently. Ron is working on Stones Refused, a collection of stories that show how people find hope and even joy in lives where basic needs are sometimes hard to...

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Instructor Interview: Charles Jensen

Instructor Interview: Charles Jensen

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, and current Program Director, Charles Jensen! He is teaching a new course this Fall, The "F" Word: Innovative Poetic Forms, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your...

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Fall 2018 Catalog

Writers’ Program Comprehensive Brochure

Dates and Deadlines:

  • July 30 — Fall Quarter Enrollment Opens
  • August 27 — Fall Advanced Course Submission Deadline
  • September 9-14 — Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead
  • September 24 — Fall Quarter Begins

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