The Writers’ Program offers several advanced-level courses each quarter in screenwriting and creative writing, both onsite and online. These courses are primarily workshop-based and designed for students who are well into their projects. Admission into advanced-level courses is by submission only.
The selection process for advanced courses is competitive. All applicants will be notified regarding their enrollment at least two weeks prior to the first day of class. We are unable to provide any comments or critiques on student submissions.
The submission deadline for some of the Spring 2015 courses has been extended for some courses.
Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:
Click on the name of your desired course below, fill out the corresponding application form, and follow the simple instructions.
Creative Writing (Onsite):
(255255) The Art of the Short Story: Advanced Workshop with Lou Mathews (CLOSED)
(254467) Advanced Novel Revision Techniques with Mark Sarvas (CLOSED)
(254609) Advanced Nonfiction Workshop with Barbara Abercrombie (CLOSED)
(255260) Memoir Writing: Advanced Workshop with Erika Schickel (CLOSED)
Creative Writing (Online):
(255052) Novel Writing IV: Advanced Workshop (Online) with Robert Eversz (CLOSED)
(255054) Novel Writing V: A Continuing Writer’s Workshop (Online) with Lynn Hightower (CLOSED)
(255051) The Art of the Short Story: Advanced Workshop (Online) with David Borofka (CLOSED)
(255146) Advanced Rewriting Workshop with Philip Eisner
(255241) Writing the Half-Hour Comedy Pilot: Advanced Workshop
(255201) Professionally Polishing Your Finished 1-Hour Drama Pilot: Advanced Workshop with Victoria Wisdom
(255074) Advanced Pilot Writing Boot Camp (Online) with Jacqueline Zambrano
(255035) Advanced Workshop: 1-on-1 Feature Film Rewrite (Online) with Beverly Gray
Please note that the final refund date for any advanced course is one week prior to its start date. While waiting for permission to enroll, you may enroll in a second Writers’ Program course of your choice. If you are subsequently granted permission to enroll in an advanced course, you may drop your second choice course and transfer into the advanced course without penalty; however you will be responsible for any difference in course fees.
Submissions sent after the deadline may not be accepted. Deadlines are subject to change. Contact the Writers’ Program by phone at (310) 825-9415 for the most up to date information.
If you do not receive an email confirmation saying that your submission has been received, please contact the Writers’ Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 825-9415. The Writers’ Program is not responsible for lost submissions due to internet or mechanical failure.