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Fall 2016



  • Success: Alum Catherine Auman Publishes First Book

    Writers’ Program alum Catherine Auman has published her first book, Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal and Spiritual Growth, a series of short essays intended to enlighten, educate, and amuse. Catherine worked on the book in courses with Norman Kolpas and Lisa Medway.  Of her experience with the Writers’ Program Catherine says, “I love […]

  • Navigating New Waters: Our Website

    It’s out with the old and in with the new…website, that is!  UCLA Extension recently rolled out a brand spanking new site and we hope you like it.  Of course, we understand that it can sometimes be tricky making the transition from one site to another, so we’ve created this handy dandy cheat sheet to […]

  • Success: Moises Zamora, Staff Writer on American Crime

    Moises Zamora, who we’ve written about before, has landed a spot as a staff writer on American Crime, working under John Ridley. Moises co-wrote episode three of Season 3, and says he’s received inquiries from CAA, WME, UTA, and ICM.  “Thank you to all of you at the Writers’ Program!” says Moises. “Your teaching and mentorship […]


    The Downtown Film Festival of Los Angeles kicks off this Wednesday, September 21 and runs through September 28 at LA LIVE.  Drawing movie fans and industry professionals throughout Southern California, the DFFLA offers short films, feature films, panels, workshops, and more. UCLA Extension will be there, dispensing great advice and tips for screenwriters and filmmakers […]

  • Success: Andrea Guevara Publishes and Speaks at BinderCon

    Former scholarship student and certificate graduate Andrea Guevara is on a roll. Last year Winter Tangerine Review published her piece “Male/Female” in their Summer 2015 Workshop Anthology. Then, she spoke at the 2016 LA BinderCon, moderating a discussion on entrepreneurship and writing. She rounded out her successful year when Role Reboot published her personal essay […]

  • What is the Writers Studio?

    1 amazing professional writing instructor 15 highly motivated students 4 days of focus on your writing craft Welcome to the UCLA Extension Writers Studio. Held from February 9-12, 2017 at the 1010 Westwood Center near UCLA, the Writers Studio is four full days carefully designed to elevate your writing to a whole new level.  Choose […]