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Cecile Callan

Success: Student Wins Fish Publishing Honorable Mention

Writers’ Program student Cecile Callan won an Honorable Mention in the Fish Publishing Poetry Competition for her poem, “Mama Kettle.” The poem will be included in the 2011 Fish Anthology, and Cecile will travel to Ireland this summer for the book launch in Bantry.  Cecile wrote “Mama Kettle” in WP instructor Laurel Ann Bogen’s Intermediate […]

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Student Profile: Erica Angle

Success as a writer can be measured in many ways, from a publication credit to simply achieving whatever goals you had when you took your very first Writers’ Program workshop.  For former student Eric Angle, her most recent success comes in the form of something that many aspiring writers dream of… a completed novel! Erica […]

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Anna Alves

Success: Great News All Around for CW Student!

Longtime student, Anna Alves, has two great pieces of news to share:  acceptance into an MFA program and a recent publication!  Anna, a former PEN Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellow, will be studying creative writing at Rutgers University, and her story, “The Loves of Marcado Mercado,” will be published in the fall issue of Kartika Review. […]

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R. Dorian, A. Montoya, and G. Sullivan

Spirits, Orphans, and the Hearing-Impaired Take the Top Three Honors

Two weeks ago, we named the three finalists of the UCLA Extension Television Competition.  This week, we bring you the names of the top three finalists of this year’s Screenplay Competition. They are (in alphabetical order), Robert Dorian, Ana Maria Montoya, and Greg Sullivan. Having made it through several grueling rounds of judging, the writers […]

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Rochelle Staab

Success: WP Student Publishes Mystery Novel

Writers’ Program student Rochelle Staub debuts a new mystery novel in November 2011 on Berkeley Prime Crime. Featuring tarot cards, a cursed spell book, and a best friend falsely accused, Rochelle’s mystery, Who Do, Voodoo? follows Los Angeles psychologist Liz Cooper in an unlikely partnership with a religious philosophy professor in order to track down […]

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Paige Suth

Graduating to the World of TV Writing

More than 1,800 students came to the UCLA campus on Tuesday, June 28 as UCLA Extension held its 3rd Annual Certificate Graduation Ceremony. Held in the historic and atmospheric Royce Hall on the UCLA campus, the UCLA Alumni Band and Cheer Squad were on hand to liven up the atmosphere for the filled-to-capacity crowd. Television […]

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Victoria Zackheim

Success: Instructor Publishes Women’s Nonfiction Collection

Writers’ Program instructor Victoria Zackheim recently released a new publication, He Said What?! Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed. Edited by Victoria, the collection includes contributions by Writers’ Program authors Barbara Abercrombie, Caroline Leavitt and Clea Simon. He Said What?! features twenty-six stories from an all-female writing cast. Each story focuses on a few […]

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Two Specs and a Pilot!

We’re pleased to announce the three finalists in the first annual UCLA Extension Television Writing Competition: Duke Cullen, Erika Mcpherson, and Tricia Smith! Each finalist will spend the summer working one-on-one with a professional television writer who will help ensure that the scripts are the best they can be. Once the judging is complete in […]

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Amy Schulz

Success: Student Publishes Poetry Online

Amy Schulz recently had her poetry published in the online literary magazine Global Grafitti.  The work she submitted was first drafted in Suzanne Lummis’s popular class, Poetry Goes to the Movies: The Poem Noir. In total, Amy has taken eleven courses with Suzanne from Creative Writing: Poetry, to Advanced Poetry Workshop and says this of […]

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film adapt. of L. Schwartz's novel, ANGELS CREST

Writing Fearless Fiction with Leslie Schwartz

In April, the film adaptation of instructor Leslie Schwartz’s novel, Angels Crest, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. This summer Leslie brings her hit class, Fearless Fiction: Techniques for Ongoing Creativity, to the Writers’ Program. Writers’ Program: While your summer course is new to the Writers’ Program, you’ve taught it many times before. Can you […]

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Jessica Goodheart

Success: Poetry Student Published

Student Jessica Goodheart’s book of poetry, Earthquake Season, was recently published by Word Press, which describes the book as tracing the faultlines of everyday experience, searching for the seam that can shake us out of our complacent world into a new, enlarged awareness. Jessica shares this about her former poetry instructor Suzanne Lummis: “The joy […]

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