Success Stories

Success: Owen Husney Publishes Memoir

Success: Owen Husney Publishes Memoir

Former student Owen Husney recently published a memoir, Famous People Who’ve Met Me: A Memoir By the Man Who Discovered Prince, which has been featured in Vice and StarTribune. Of his time in the Writers’ Program, Owen says, “I credit Harry Youtt and Judith Prager...

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Success: Barbara Stepansky Wins WGA Award

Success: Barbara Stepansky Wins WGA Award

Congrats to former screenwriting student Barbara Stepansky, who recently won the 2018 WGA Award  for Best Long Form Original for the TV Movie FLINT (Sony/Lifetime), starring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Marin Ireland and Betsy Brandt. Of her time with the Writers’...

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Feature Articles

Instructor Interview: Jeanne De Vita

Instructor Interview: Jeanne De Vita

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Jeanne De Vita! Jeanne is teaching a new online course this Summer, Freelancing for Editors, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? I’m always...

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NEW Summer Courses Are Here!

NEW Summer Courses Are Here!

Registration for Summer term is now open, with a wide selection of new courses across all our disciplines – whatever your focus in writing, we have something for you. Check out the new classes open for registration now, and stay tuned for more info on some other...

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Shakespeare Day: The Character’s the Thing

Shakespeare Day: The Character’s the Thing

Last year, in recognition of Shakespeare Day, the staff offered some of their favorite quotes and adaptations of his work. This year, some staffers offer their appreciation for particular characters and what makes portrayals of them compelling. Charlie My two favorite...

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Writers’ Program Staff Writing Toolbox

Writers’ Program Staff Writing Toolbox

Every writer is different in how they work. Some need noise, some need quiet. Some swear by pen and paper, others dictate or type. Coffee fuels some, while others need a walk around the block to get their creative juices flowing. We asked the Writers’ Program staff...

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Instructor Interview: Michael Levin

Instructor Interview: Michael Levin

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Michael Levin! Michael is teaching a one-day course this Spring, Start Writing Now: A Road Map to Becoming—and Being—a Writer, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks...

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Instructor Interview: Amisha Patel

Instructor Interview: Amisha Patel

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Amisha Patel! Amisha is teaching a one-day course this Spring, Why Writers Fail (And How Not To), and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? If I daydream...

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Instructor Interview: John Henry Davis

Instructor Interview: John Henry Davis

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, John Henry Davis! John is teaching a new course this Spring, Fundamentals of Story, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? I can be inspired by any...

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