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The Writers Studio — Something for Every Type of Writer!

The key to being a writer is, “Write. Rewrite. Then write some more.” Of course, we all know that’s easier said than done, which is why we offer our annual Writers Studio, 4-days of intensive writing, amazing guest speakers, a collaborative community of passionate writers, and top-notch instructors! Every year, Writers’ Program students are transformed […]

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Success: Nadiya Chettiar Gets Staffed!

Online television writing student Nadiya Chettiar has landed a staff writer position on the Canadian multi-cam sitcom Some Assembly Required, about a group of teenagers who run a toy company, which airs on YTV. Nadiya thanks the Writers’ Program for setting her on a course towards success. “After hemming and hawing about whether to sign […]

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Success: Writers’ Studio Alum Signs Three-Book Deal with Hachette

A year ago, Victoria Denault was sitting in Francesca Lia Block’s Writing the Young Adult Novel classroom at the 2014 Writers Studio. Now she has an agent and a three-book deal with Hachette/Forever Yours. Her debut novel, One More Shot, will be out in June. “I’d been working on a novel for a couple of […]

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2014 Outstanding Instructors of the Year: Greg Elliot and Norman Kolpas!

Last month, two very deserving Writers’ Program instructors were honored as part of the Arts Showcase, a celebratory luncheon highlighting the professional accomplishments of a select group of the Department of the Arts’ fabulous teachers and staff.   This year’s honorees, Greg Elliot and Norman Kolpas, received their Outstanding Instructor Awards in Screenwriting and Creative […]

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Success: Elissa Matsueda’s Film Hits the Big Screen!

It’s a thrilling week for Writers’ Program student Elissa Matsueda, 1st Place Winner of the 2010 Screenplay Competition whose first produced film, Spare Parts, is out in theaters this Friday, January 16th. The movie, about four undocumented Mexican-American high school students who take on the MIT team at the National Robotics Competition, stars Marisa Tomei […]

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Screenwriting Certificate Students Tell All

For readers who don’t already know, the Writers’ Program offers three certificate programs in screenwriting:  1) Feature Film Writing, 2) Television Writing, and 3) Film and TV Comprehensive.  Certificate programs offer a structured course of study and are particularly appealing to students who want to focus on one project from start to finish.  Enrollment in […]

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Success: Denise Emanuel Clemen Publishes Memoir + Earns MFA!

Denise Emanuel Clemen, who has studied with numerous WP instructors, has published her memoir Birth Mother (Shebooks, July 2014). Like many of our students, her writing career has been nontraditional. “I began writing at the age of 49 in a casual writer’s group that took place in a coffee shop, “ Denise explains,  “and quickly […]

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