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Success: Student Publishes Three Times

Writers’ Program student Melissa Yancy has had a very successful 2012, with three stories recently published. “Firstborn,” about a trip to Paris, got its start in fall 2011 in David Borofka’s Art of the Short Story: Advanced Workshop (Online). It appears in the summer 2012 issue (#86) of Prairie Schooner. “Boolean Napoleons,” the story of […]

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In Memory of Jessie Lee Dawson-Wilson:
1936 – 2012

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Writers’ Program student Jessie Lee Dawson-Wilson. Jessie was 76-years-old and a Top 10 finalist in the 2012 Writers’ Program Screenplay Competition, as well as a participant in our Community Access Scholarship Program (CASP), and the recipient of a 2011 UCLA […]

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Success: Instructor’s New Book is Amazon Bestseller

Writers’ Program instructor Lisa Cron’s recently published book, Wired for Story, topped amazon.com’s Movers and Shakers list, and is currently  breaking the top 100 bestseller list! Wired for Story digs into recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and relates them to storytelling: what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any […]

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Student Veronica Rossi Scores Big with YA Trilogy

If you’re not familiar with the name Veronica Rossi, you will be soon.  Following in the footsteps of Orson Scott Card and Suzanne Collins, Rossi—with her blockbuster breakout novel Under the Never Sky—is proving that YA can be relevant, thought provoking, and wildly popular among adults.  Foreign rights have sold in over 25 territories; Warner […]

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Success: Student accepted into PGA Workshop

Writers’ Program student Lisa Kors was accepted into The Producer’s Guild of America’s Diversity Workshop on the strength of her script, Little Miss Fix-it. Little Miss Fix-It is described as a “multi-cam half-hour family comedy about the struggles of a handywoman on Martha’s Vineyard who must work alongside the people who annoy her the most […]

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Wp’ Certificate Grads Celebrate their Accomplishments

Hundreds of certificate graduates descended upon UCLA’s Royce Hall on June 29 for the 2012 UCLA Extension Certificate Graduation Ceremony. The audience was packed with graduates, their loved ones and their friends who came to cheer the graduates on. Attendees were treated to a keynote speech by Judge Elizabeth Allen White, as well as several […]

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Success: Former Wp’ Staff Member Publishes

Congratulations to Writers’ Program staff alumna, Kate Reeves (formerly Kate Sipples), for her recent acceptance into The Rattling Wall, Issue 3! The issue will be released this fall and includes Kate’s short story, “Obligation,” about an ex-South African policeman who moves his family to San Diego for a new life only to find his past […]

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