Success Stories

Success: Maryl Jo Fox to Publish First Novel

Success: Maryl Jo Fox to Publish First Novel

Former student Maryl Jo Fox will soon publish her debut novel, Clara at the Edge. The book will be released on November 21st. In the novel, eccentric widow Clara Breckenridge, seventy-three, is on a last-ditch journey to reconcile with her estranged son, confront the...

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Feature Articles

Ambient Sound Resources for Writing

Ambient Sound Resources for Writing

Not everyone can listen to music while writing. Some thrive better on ambient sounds and thankfully the internet has blessed us with numerous options so we don’t actually have to go to a coffee shop when we’re broke, or find a rainy café on a sunny day, or travel to...

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Instructor Interview: Miguel Murphy

Instructor Interview: Miguel Murphy

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Miguel Murphy! Miguel is teaching a new course this fall, Art as Investigation, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. 1) What sparks your creativity? Isn’t having to be born...

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Instructor Interview: Nijla Mu’min

Instructor Interview: Nijla Mu’min

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Nijla Mu'min! Nijla is teaching our Creative Writing: Screenplay course this fall and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. 1) What sparks your creativity? Everyday life. Watching...

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Instructor Interview: Wendy C. Ortiz

Instructor Interview: Wendy C. Ortiz

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Wendy C. Ortiz! Wendy is teaching a new one-day course this September, Writing the Political Memoir or Essay, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course.   1) What sparks your...

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Fall Registration is Open!

Fall Registration is Open!

It’s time once again to take a peek at some of the course offerings for the upcoming term. Fall is typically the busiest, most packed quarter, so I’ve got an array of courses across genres & disciplines, from one-day to full term, online and in the classroom to...

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UCLAxVengers, Assemble: WP’ at SDCC 2017

UCLAxVengers, Assemble: WP’ at SDCC 2017

It was another successful year for the Writers' Program and Entertainment Studies teams at San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest convention of comics, movies/TV and geekdom on the planet. From panels featuring our instructors to giveaway madness, from cosplays to recap...

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