Success Stories

Success: Michael Mejia Publishes Second Novel

Success: Michael Mejia Publishes Second Novel

Former student Michael Mejia published his second novel, TOKYO, in March and was featured in an interview with SLUG Magazine last year. For those in Los Angeles, he will be reading an excerpt at Book Soup on August 6th, 2018. Michael took several Writers’ Program...

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Success: Brian Dunlap Publishing Chapbook

Success: Brian Dunlap Publishing Chapbook

Former student Brian Dunlap is publishing a poetry chapbook, Concrete Paradise, which will be released by Finishing Line Press on August 3, 2018. The chapbook includes my poem "Those Who Came Before Us" that won the 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize from december...

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Success: Catharine Riggs to Publish Debut Novel

Success: Catharine Riggs to Publish Debut Novel

Former Writers Studio attendee Catharine Riggs’ debut novel What She Gave Away will be published by Thomas & Mercer in September of 2018. The work of psychological suspense features an outsider with a dark past and a bitter grudge who moves to a wealthy beach-side...

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Feature Articles

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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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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New Fall Courses Available Now

New Fall Courses Available Now

The Fall 2018 term is now open for registration -- this is your last chance to take courses in 2018! Below are great new courses available this term. And don’t forget that you can save 10% on most courses if you register early.* Creative Writing Marketing and PR for...

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Changes Abound in the Writers’ Program

Changes Abound in the Writers’ Program

This summer is a time of major transitions for the Writers’ Program (and all of UCLA Extension). A few weeks ago we vacated the building that has been our home for fifty years. We have moved into a new space on Kinross in Westwood Village, along with most of the...

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Allegra Johnson Prize in Novel Writing

Allegra Johnson Prize in Novel Writing

“He looked like a sheltering tree, a fat weeping willow. It would feel nice to cry together, she thought, or to cry on top of his plush chest, or watch him cry and feel tears soak through her blouse and run into the crevices of her chest and arms. He was not a man she...

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Instructor Interview: David Groff

Instructor Interview: David Groff

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, David Groff! David is teaching a new one-day course this Summer, From Writer to Author: A Roadmap to Publication, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your...

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25th Annual Publication Party Recap

25th Annual Publication Party Recap

Last week, the Writers’ Program staff gathered with instructors, students, and guests for our 25th annual Publication Party, an evening of readings featuring instructors who have published works within the last year. The crowd was treated to eighteen readings by...

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