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Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Are you passionate about writing but lack the financial resources to take courses? Do you yearn for the guidance of a professional writer and the camaraderie of fellow students? If so, then the Writers’ Program Scholarship Program may be for you. Designed for promising writers from diverse backgrounds who lack the opportunity to study in […]

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Success: Darri Farr Lands Prestigious James A. Michener Fellowship

Darri Farr, Writers’ Program student and second place winner at last year’s Kirkwood Awards, has been awarded the James A. Michener Fellowship to pursue her MFA at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. The highly competitive fellowships are awarded to only twelve students out of the nearly 1000 applications […]

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Wp’ Master Classes and What Students are Saying!

Each year, the Writers’ Program offers master classes for advanced creative writers and screenwriters. Each master class is a six-to-nine month adventure for a supportive group of only 8 hand-picked students who work together to polish their writing projects. Master class students describe it as a challenging yet incredibly rewarding experience: “The Master Class in […]

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Success: Nicholas Anthony Wins Best Original Half-Hour TV Pilot in Final Draft Contest

“The Writers’ Program was an amazing opportunity for me to not only sharpen my writing skills, but also meet and eventually work with professionals in the TV writing world,” says student Nicholas Anthony. He would know, having just won Best Original Half-Hour TV Pilot in the 2013 Final Draft, Inc. Big Break Contest for his […]

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What are they doing now? Past Feature Film & Television Writing Competition Winners/Finalists Share Their Successes!

Each year, the Writers’ Program hosts a feature film and television writing competition in which 3 winners are chosen in three categories (Feature Film, Television Spec, and Television Pilot). Winners receive cash prizes and are featured in an ad in The Hollywood Reporter and in a newsletter mailed to over 1,000 entertainment executives.  Recently, the […]

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Success: Online Student Publishes Picture Book in India

Sushree Mishra, who studied children’s book writing online with Terry Pierce, just published her first picture book with leading Indian publisher Karadi Tales. The Night Monster, to be published in early 2015, deals sensitively with a young child’s fear of the night and also depicts a beautiful sibling relationship. “I was a storyteller but I […]

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Downtown LA: A Great Place to Live, Work, Play…and Learn

If you live or work in downtown LA, then you know that for the past decade or so, the area has been undergoing unprecedented growth.  Long-empty storefronts and abandoned buildings continue to be replaced by high-end retail stores, pricey condos, towering skyscrapers, and trendy restaurants.  Blogs such as,, and exist solely to […]

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