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Success: Angela Featherstone Publishes in DAME Magazine

Writers’ Program student Angela Featherstone, who we’ve featured before here and here, recently published her essay “I Didn’t Realize I Was Being Sex-Trafficked” in DAME magazine. Then, in early August, and picked up the story, thus exposing it to an audience of 7 million readers! Angela has worked closely with instructor Shawna Kenney, […]

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Announcing the Writers’ Program 2015-16 Scholarship Recipients!

Each year, the Writers’ Program awards up to 10 needs-based scholarships to aspiring creative writers and screenwriters. The process begins in spring, when we make the application available on our website and submissions start rolling in. By late June, we begin the fun but difficult task of narrowing down the applications. In addition to basic […]

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Success: Enduring Success for Mariya Taher

Frequent Writers’ Program Success Story Mariya Taher has had a great year. In April, The Blue Minaret republished her story “American Daughters,” which she wrote in David Borofka’s The Art of the Short Story:  Advanced Workshop (Online). The story was also a finalist for the 2015 Editor’s Reprint Award at Sequestrum Literary Magazine. Then, on May […]

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Deadline for Novel Writing Scholarship is Approaching!

If you’ve taken at least one novel writing course at the Writers’ Program in the last 18 months, have at least 10 pages of a novel in progress, and are serious about becoming a writer, then you may qualify for the inaugural Claire Carmichael Scholarship in Novel Writing. But you’ll have to hurry. The deadline […]

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Success: Moisés Zamora Gets Repped!

Screenwriting student Moisés Zamora recently landed representation after career coach Lee Jessup, who was a guest speaker in Greg Elliot’s Rewriting Your 1-Hour Spec or Pilot Script workshop, passed his script onto Jewerl Ross at Silent R Management. The day after reading his script, Jewerl signed Moisés, who credits the Writers’ Program with teaching him […]

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Writers’ Program at the SCBWI Summer Conference

Every summer, I look forward to three things: 1) longer days to do more fun stuff, 2) less traffic on the roads, and most importantly, 3) the SCBWI Summer Conference. Founded in 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, or SCBWI, is one of the largest organizations for children’s book writers and illustrators, […]

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Success: Persistence Pays Off for Chelsey Drysdale

Chelsey Drysdale’s essay, “It’s Still Me,” which she workshopped in Shawna Kenney’s Writing the Personal Essay, was published in the summer issue of Black Fox Literary Magazine. But the road to publication was not easy. “After countless revisions and 21 rejections, I finally received a message that said, ‘We love it,’” says Chelsey. “I can’t […]

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