Former student Ella Martinsen Gorham’s short story will appear in the winter issue of ZYZZYVA! “The Urban Forest,” which won 2nd place in the James Kirkwood Literary Prize competition in 2014, is Ella’s first fiction publication. Says Ella, “I acquired a distinct set of tools from each of my instructors, from Lou Mathews to Edan Lepucki to Colette Sartor. My writing has become more disciplined and pointed as a result of their workshops. The Writers’ Program was instrumental in shaping my writing practice, and I am grateful for it.”

We are thrilled for Ella and encourage you to check out the winter issue of ZYZZYVA!

If you have a success story, we want to hear about it! Write to writers@uclaextension.edu.

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