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Success: Longtime Student Publishes Self-Help Guide

Tracey Cleantis, who has been taking Writers’ Program courses for over two decades, has published her first book, The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward (Hazelden, March, 2015). Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review and called it  “…a must-read for anyone who’s had enough of […]

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Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

Do you lack access to quality writing programs? If so, don’t miss your chance to apply for a 2015-16 Writers’ Program Scholarship. Up to 10 qualified applicants will be selected to receive three complimentary full-length Writers’ Program courses during a one-year period. But the application deadline is rapidly approaching! All materials must be received in […]

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Success: Jan Moran Publishes Historical Fiction with St. Martin’s Press

St. Martin’s has published student Jan Moran’s Scent of Triumph, a historical novel about a female French perfumer/couturier during WWII. Jan has also published a nonfiction book, Fabulous Fragrances. “The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program was highly instrumental in helping me lay the groundwork for my career as a writer,” says Jan. “I took fiction, nonfiction, […]

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2015 UCLA Extension Graduation Ceremony Only a Few Weeks Away!

Its graduation time again! Over 2,000 students have completed certificate programs this year through UCLA Extension and more than half of those students have expressed interest in attending the ceremony which will take place on Friday, June 19th at Royce Hall. It will be a grand affair and we’re so proud of our new grads! […]

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Success: Aline Ohanesian Publishes Orhan’s Inheritance

Online student Aline Ohanesian has just published her debut novel, Orhan’s Inheritance, with Algonquin Books. An exciting accomplishment in itself, her novel has already garnered a Starred Kirkus Review, was selected by Amazon as a “Best Book of the Month,” and Barnes and Noble chose it for their “Discover Great New Writers” program. The American […]

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WP Publication Party is Coming Soon!

It’s back! Our 22nd Annual Publication Party is just two short weeks away on June 11. Whether you’re a Pub Party regular or a newbie, YOU and all your friends are invited to join the fun, FREE, inspiring night where you can mingle with talented LA writers who also happen to be Writers’ Program instructors. […]

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Success: Stephanie Kegan Publishes with Simon & Schuster

Former student Stephanie Kegan’s novel, Golden State, was recently published by Simon & Schuster! As Stephanie describes, Golden State tells the story of “a California woman whose happy suburban life collapses overnight when she discovers her adored older brother may be responsible for a string of deadly terrorist attacks throughout the state.” Like many students […]

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