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Eight of this year’s scholarship students

Announcing the 2011 – 2012 Writers’ Program Scholarship Recipients

We are very excited to announce the recipients of our inaugural UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Scholarship!  After a competitive judging process, we narrowed the applicants down to ten promising creative writing and screenwriting students who showed not only financial need, but a genuine passion for their craft. Our recipients shared a little more about themselves, […]

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Sarah Morgan

Success: Costa Rica-based Student Publishes

Writers’ Program student Sarah Morgan’s nonfiction essay “Kingfisher” was published in Bluestem magazine’s online quarterly. Sarah, who publishes under the name SC Morgan, is a freelance writer who lives and works in Costa Rica. Her essays have appeared in Notre Dame Magazine and Real Travel Adventures, among others.  She blogs at “Kingfisher,” set in […]

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Wp' instructor Quinton Peeples

A Peek Inside Screenwriter Quinton Peeples’ Toolbox

Everyone’s heard the adage “writing is rewriting.” Screenwriting instructor Quinton Peeples proves just that in his upcoming fall course: Rewrite Toolbox. Recently, the Writers’ Program had a chance to interview Quinton about his philosophies on writing, filmmaking, and living a happy life… Writers’ Program: Not only have you written for television and feature films, but […]

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Laurel Ann Bogen

Success: Poetry Instructor in New Book

Prolific poet and seasoned instructor, Laurel Ann Bogen, has a poem called “Untitled L.A. Poem” that will be published in the forthcoming book, Los Angeles Speaks for Itself: Rise of a Poetry Scene 1950-1990 (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2012).  The book also features a documentary DVD called Innerscapes, which includes original interviews with ten Los Angeles […]

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Celebrate good times.

The Benefits of a Certificate in Creative Writing

Perhaps you’ve taken a creative writing course or two, gotten the confidence to pursue your dream of being published, but you know you need to take more courses to continue to refine your craft. Have you considered adding a bit of structure to your coursework by enrolling in one of our two certificate programs (emphasis […]

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Jacqueline C. Kelley

Success: Online Student Publishes in Online Journal

Creative Writing student Jacqueline C. Kelley shared some great news—her story, “Pushing on the Boardwalk,” was recently published in the online literary magazine,  She says, “I developed this story in Writing the Fine Line of Trauma (Online) which was taught by the very supportive and amazing Naomi Benaron.” She also added, “I enjoy taking […]

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The Writers’ Program prides itself on fostering a community of writers and nowhere is that more evident than at the UCLA Extension Writers Faire.  Now in its 12th year, the Writers Faire can best be described as a celebration of all things writing. Whether you’ve considered doing some writing, have been writing for years, or […]

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