Success: J. Ryan Stradal Wins Indies Choice Award

Success: J. Ryan Stradal Wins Indies Choice Award

Former Writers’ Program student J. Ryan Stradal has won the 2016 Indies Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year for his novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest (Viking, 2015). Kitchens has taken the literary world by storm since its publication last year, and has...
Keeping Up with the Kirkwoods

Keeping Up with the Kirkwoods

The annual James Kirkwood Literary Prize, named for Writers’ Program student and Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author James Kirkwood (A Chorus Line, There Must Be a Pony), was established by his friends to honor new generations of fiction writers for their...
Days of the Deadlines

Days of the Deadlines

For some, fall traditionally signals the beginning of the “Day of the Dead.” At the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, it also signals the “Days of the Deadlines.” As summer breezes give way to autumn winds, and fall trickles in as stealthily as fog on Halloween, you’ll...
2008 James Kirkwood Literary Prize

2008 James Kirkwood Literary Prize

One of the great things about working in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program is the chance to meet our students—aspiring and established writers from all walks of life who share the same passion for words and stories. It’s even more inspiring when...
2008 James Kirkwood Literary Prize

2008 James Kirkwood Literary Prize

One of the great things about working in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program is the chance to meet our students—aspiring and established writers from all walks of life who share the same passion for words and stories. It’s even more inspiring when...

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