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Five Ways a Master Class Can Take Your Writing to New Heights (Application Deadline August 29!)

As Writers’ Program advisors, we frequently hear from students who have worked hard for years and want to go from “aspiring writer” to “professional writer.” While we have several options available for students with a completed project (advanced classes, manuscript consultations, mentorships), our Master Classes are special. Special how, you ask? Read on for five […]

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Success: Writers’ Program Alum a Finalist for Prestigious Keene Prize

Former Writers’ Program student Rachel Kondo, who received a James A. Michener Fellowship to pursue her MFA at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, is one of four finalists for the 2014 Keene Prize for her short story “Beverly.” Rachel wrote the story in two of her Writers’ Program […]

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Screenwriting Wisdom from Instructor Laurence Rosenthal

He’s a producer, development executive, chapter-author of Cut to the Chase (the Writers’ Program’s how-to guide on feature film writing), and the 2011 recipient of the UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award. Laurence Rosenthal, a Writers’ Program instructor since 1997, kindly agreed to sit down with us to share some of his most […]

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Success: Canadian Student Successfully Pitches Game Idea

Online screenwriting student Linda Feuerhelm took Robert Bryant’s winter Writing for Video Games (Online) course and has already had some of her ideas accepted by A Thinking Ape Technologies. Some of Linda’s ideas will be included in a yet-to-be-revealed social mobile game, still in development. Writing for Video Games not only helped Linda learn to […]

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The Writers’ Program’s Newest Staff Member – Nutschell Windsor

A couple of weeks ago, we welcomed the newest addition to our Wp’ family – Nutschell (pronounced Noo-Shell) Windsor. As the Program Representative in Creative Writing (Online) and Events, Nutschell is excited to be scheduling writing courses and planning fun annual events for Writers’ Program students. She certainly has a huge role to fill! However, […]

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Success: Santa Sierra Pens Film for Amazon Studios

Writers’ Program student Santa Sierra, who is repped by agent Bryan Brucks and was included in The Tracking Board’s 2013 “Top 100 Writers on the Verge,” has been hired to write Chico Grande for Amazon Studios. The film is about a young boy in 1960s rural Mexico who is obsessed with the Lone Ranger. Santa […]

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Writers’ Program Recognizes Two 2014 UCLA Extension Graduates!

The UCLA Extension Certificate Graduation Ceremony took place June 27, 2014 at Royce Hall where an estimated 700 students were recognized for their achievement (around 2,000 graduate each year). Last year, Writers’ Program highlighted Jane Graham for her completion of a Certificate in Creative Nonfiction and this year we are showcasing two students who have […]

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