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

NaNoWriMo Prep Resources

NaNoWriMo Prep Resources

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo to those in the know) is just over two weeks away. In addition to our course designed for NaNoWriMo participants, and the tips on getting through the month, we wanted to offer some resources for preparing for NaNoWriMo....

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The Writers’ Program’s New Home

The Writers’ Program’s New Home

It’s been quite some time since the Writers’ Program office has been in a settled location. Starting in the spring, we knew we would be moving office spaces, along with the rest of UNEX Administrative and Program offices, to first a temporary space, and then a new...

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Fall 2018 Read It Before (or After) You See It

Fall 2018 Read It Before (or After) You See It

On the heels of summer blockbusters, and jump-starting the holiday/award-show end-of-year push, is where often you’ll find a slew of literary adaptations released to theatres. The fall 2018 movie releases are no exception. Here’s a breakdown of a few upcoming releases...

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Fall Courses Not to Miss

Fall Courses Not to Miss

Fall classes start next week, and while some classes are full, we have a slate of courses still available (designed to fit a latitude of experience levels and schedules) that we don’t think you should miss! Creative Writing Personal Essay II (online & onsite) Creative...

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Instructor Interview: Kim Askew

Instructor Interview: Kim Askew

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, and former student, Kim Askew! She is teaching a new one-day course this Fall, Adapting Literature, Myths, and Fairy Tales for New YA Audiences, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming...

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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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