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The Writers’ Program’s Newest Staff Member – Nutschell Windsor

A couple of weeks ago, we welcomed the newest addition to our Wp’ family – Nutschell (pronounced Noo-Shell) Windsor. As the Program Representative in Creative Writing (Online) and Events, Nutschell is excited to be scheduling writing courses and planning fun annual events for Writers’ Program students. She certainly has a huge role to fill! However, […]

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Success: Santa Sierra Pens Film for Amazon Studios

Writers’ Program student Santa Sierra, who is repped by agent Bryan Brucks and was included in The Tracking Board’s 2013 “Top 100 Writers on the Verge,” has been hired to write Chico Grande for Amazon Studios. The film is about a young boy in 1960s rural Mexico who is obsessed with the Lone Ranger. Santa […]

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Writers’ Program Recognizes Two 2014 UCLA Extension Graduates!

The UCLA Extension Certificate Graduation Ceremony took place June 27, 2014 at Royce Hall where an estimated 700 students were recognized for their achievement (around 2,000 graduate each year). Last year, Writers’ Program highlighted Jane Graham for her completion of a Certificate in Creative Nonfiction and this year we are showcasing two students who have […]

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Edan Lepucki

Colbert Shout-out Leads to “Insta-fame” for Instructor Edan Lepucki

Writers’ Program instructor Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, California, has quickly become one of the most preordered debut titles from Hachette Book Group and is the #1 bestseller on Powell’s Books bestseller list. California, about a couple who flees a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles for a life of survivalism in the wilderness, rose to the top of […]

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Success: Ana Reyes Accepted to Louisiana State University’s MFA Program

Novelist Ana Reyes has been accepted to the MFA program at Louisiana State University. Ana applied using a novel excerpt that she wrote in Mark Sarvas’s workshop. “I’m very thankful to Mark for his support and feedback on some of my earliest pages,” she explains. “Two years later, I still think back to his wonderfully […]

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PEN USA’s Emerging Voices

What if I told you that there was a magical place where aspiring writers (that would be you!) are guided through eight months of professional mentorship, master classes, hosted Q & A evenings, and—the cherry on top of the literary sundae—two complimentary Writers’ Program classes(!)? “Sure,” you say, “and tomorrow chocolate bonbons will fall from […]

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Finalists In 3 Screenwriting Competition Categories Named

After several rounds of judging by Writers’ Program instructors, the top 3 finalists in each of the 3 categories of the 2014 UCLA Extension Screenwriting Competition have been decided! These 9 talented writers now move on to the next phase of the competition in which they’ll spend 2 months revising and polishing their scripts with […]

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