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Edan Lepucki

Colbert Shout-out Leads to “Insta-fame” for Instructor Edan Lepucki

Writers’ Program instructor Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, California, has quickly become one of the most preordered debut titles from Hachette Book Group and is the #1 bestseller on Powell’s Books bestseller list. California, about a couple who flees a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles for a life of survivalism in the wilderness, rose to the top of […]

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Success: Ana Reyes Accepted to Louisiana State University’s MFA Program

Novelist Ana Reyes has been accepted to the MFA program at Louisiana State University. Ana applied using a novel excerpt that she wrote in Mark Sarvas’s workshop. “I’m very thankful to Mark for his support and feedback on some of my earliest pages,” she explains. “Two years later, I still think back to his wonderfully […]

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PEN USA’s Emerging Voices

What if I told you that there was a magical place where aspiring writers (that would be you!) are guided through eight months of professional mentorship, master classes, hosted Q & A evenings, and—the cherry on top of the literary sundae—two complimentary Writers’ Program classes(!)? “Sure,” you say, “and tomorrow chocolate bonbons will fall from […]

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Finalists In 3 Screenwriting Competition Categories Named

After several rounds of judging by Writers’ Program instructors, the top 3 finalists in each of the 3 categories of the 2014 UCLA Extension Screenwriting Competition have been decided! These 9 talented writers now move on to the next phase of the competition in which they’ll spend 2 months revising and polishing their scripts with […]

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Writers’ Program: The First Stop on your Way to an MFA

Are you considering an MFA in Creative Writing? Does the 5% acceptance rate at most MFA programs give you pause? Did you know that the Writers’ Program can increase the odds that you’ll be accepted to the MFA program of your choice? As the popularity of MFA programs grows, so too grows the competition, which […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

How do I say this…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! THE UCLA EXTENSION WRITERS’ PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS QUICKLY APPROACHING AND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT! Okay, I know the above may seem a little extreme—especially in all caps—but hear me out here. The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Scholarship deadline is June 30, 2014! And […]

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Success: Online Student Publishes Picture Book

Writers’ Program student Julie Dillemuth just published her first picture book about a young raccoon who gets lost one night.  Lucy in the City (Magination Press, May 2015) “promotes spatial thinking skills in kids, namely retracing one’s steps and using landmarks to navigate,” says Julie. Julie wrote the book in Terry Pierce’s fabulous Introduction to […]

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