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Canvas: The New Learning Management System (LMS) of UCLA Extension

“…I’ve had the daunting task of being the main point of contact between UCLA Extension and Canvas, and their support structure has been flawless. After comparing Canvas to our previous Learning Management System, I have no doubt that we made the right decision to go with Canvas…” Vartan Adamian (UCLA Extension Office of Instructional Enhancement) […]

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Success: Nonfiction Student Barbara Lodge Publishes Widely

Barbara Lodge, who has studied with Barbara Abercrombie for over 10 years, has published widely in a very short time. In the past few years her work has been included in the Los Angeles Times LA Affairs column, the New York Times Motherlode Blog, The Examined Life Journal (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine), […]

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Writers’ Studio: Feb. 5-8, 2015!

It’s that time again—2015 Writers Studio! Our beloved 4-day event consisting of 10 writing workshops taught by some of the best screenwriting and creative writing teachers in L.A. may not be until February 5-8, 2015 but folks are already enrolling and you don’t want to miss out! Now, I can go on and on as […]

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Success: Lee Wilson Publishes Rebel on Pointe

Student Lee Wilson has just published a memoir, Rebel on Pointe: a Memoir of Ballet and Broadway (University Press of Florida), about her professional dance career, which took her from “the stifling suburbs of 1950s Delaware into the opera houses of Europe and onto the Broadway stage.” Lee began writing her memoir in Jennie Nash’s course, and […]

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Q & A with New Instructor Wendy Oleson

Have you ever started writing in a certain genre, and then realized that you would rather write something else instead? It’s as if your mind flipped a switch and decided to think in poems and rhymes; or, it could even be that your hilarious memoir for your worst dating experiences sets up a great premise […]

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Success: Certificate Student Pens Russian Miniseries

Liza Neniouc, an online student in the Certificate Program in Feature Film Writing, will have her four-episode TV miniseries produced by Russia’s largest TV network, Channel One. Liza is the writer of the original screenplay, a modern dramedy, which is set to begin production in October 2014. Liza says the certificate program transformed her life. “Not […]

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Five Questions with Tempany Deckert

New-to-the-Wp’ instructor Tempany Deckert is one of those multitalented artists that is blessed with the ability to both write well and speak well. In addition to being an author of 18 middle grade and young adult novels, she is also a formally trained actress and motivational speaker. And while she won’t teach you to recite […]

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