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Visit Us at Story Expo!

For the third year in a row, the Writers’ Program will have a major presence at STORY EXPO: the world’s largest convention for writers. Whether you’re a budding novelist, a seasoned screenwriter, or an overall writing enthusiast who’d like to learn more about the art and craft, Story Expo is the place to be. Over […]

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Success: Lindy DeKoven Publishes The Secret Life of Wishful Thinking

Former student Lindy DeKoven, who we’ve written about before here, recently published her second novel, The Secret Life of Wishful Thinking (Lake Union Publishing). Lindy calls Secret Life “a fascinating spin on the Horatio Alger story — with female characters this time, finding their power through the workplace even as the nature of what it […]

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Writers Studio 2016: A Creative Retreat in the Heart of Westwood

Every February, writers from around the globe convene in Westwood for the Writers Studio — four days of exploration, learning, and intense productivity. Students range in age, geographic location, and areas of interest, but the one thing they all have in common is an intense desire to improve their craft and a willingness to put […]

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Success: Nicholas Anthony Pens The Inspectors for CBS

Nicholas Anthony, who we’ve written about before, has landed his first television writing job on the new fall CBS show The Inspectors, which focuses on a family working for the Postal Inspection Service, one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the US. Nicholas honed his craft in Writers’ Program screenwriting courses before winning […]

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Find Your Voice with New Instructor Ryan McIlvain!

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to welcome Ryan McIlvain to our corps of onsite creative writing instructors! Ryan is the author of Elders: A Novel and numerous stories and essays. I recently chatted with Ryan about his life as a writer and instructor—here’s what he had to say! Writers’ Program: Hi Ryan!  Welcome to the […]

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Success: Master Class Alum Now Grace & Frankie Staff Writer

After working as a writers’ assistant for a few years, Master Class in Half-Hour Comedy Pilot Writing alum David Budin landed a staff writer position on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie. David says he recommends the Writers’ Program classes to all aspiring professional television writers. “You don’t need to go to film school to be a […]

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What Course are you Taking this Fall?

Yes, we’re fully aware that it’s still summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about fall. In fact, fall registration opens next week on July 27, and to whet your appetite, here are just some of the exciting writing courses we’ll be offering. Screenwriting Courses: For the most part, writing is […]

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