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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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The Perks of Being a Writing Group

The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn’t go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him. — Roald Dahl Writing is such a lonely task and slogging through a manuscript you’ve revised a thousand times can be downright painful. Add […]

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Success: Jacqui Lipton Pursues MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Publishes YA Novel!

Online Certificate in Fiction Writing graduate Jacqui Lipton has had an incredible year. After completing her certificate program last year, she was accepted into MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In addition, her YA novel, Inside the Palisade (written as K.C. Maguire) will be published by […]

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