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Success: Student Publishes (More) Short Fiction

Former onsite creative writing student Guy Prevost keeps the publications coming!  “Vermont Rocks,” a story of love, friendship, and lost illusions set in Hollywood in the mid-80’s recently appeared in The North Atlantic Review.  “Intervention,” a speculative science fiction piece about a time-traveling alien on a mission to assassinate Hitler and Stalin in 1913 Vienna, […]

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Out Loud: Performance Poetry, Hip Hop, and More (Online)

Award-winning poet, short story author and Writers’ Program instructor Rachel Kann talks with us about her NEW fall quarter performance poetry course, Out Loud: Performance Poetry, Hip Hop, and More (Online). This course is the first of its kind here at the Wp’! If you’ve taken our other poetry courses (or even if you haven’t) […]

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Success: Student’s Short Story is Performed

Writers’ Program student Kelly Samuels’ short story, “Rubberbirds,” was performed August 12 by the New Short Fictions Series in North Hollywood and published by Barnes & Noble for e-readers.  “Rubberbirds,” Kelly describes, “is about a young woman who kills her boyfriend in self-defense and hits the road with his body in the trunk of his […]

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Staff Picks for Fall!

After a summer of lounging (it’s okay to admit it… nothing wrong with that), fall’s the time to finally get back into your writing.  We have a ton of classes ready to help you get your feet wet again—just ask our staff! Over in online creative writing, Katy Flaherty thinks you should try Out Loud: […]

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Success: Instructor Publishes New Screenwriting Book

Writers’ Program instructor Tom Lazarus has a new book out entitled The Last Word – Definitive Answers to All Your Screenwriting Questions. Hailed as “A stellar read…recommended for every screenwriter’s bookshelf” by Emmy-winning producer and Wp’ instructor Bonnie MacBird, The Last Word is a comprehensible resource of over a hundred chapters. It aims to raise […]

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Calling All Advanced Students!

You’ve worked hard on your writing.  You’ve brainstormed and outlined and written and rewritten and…you’re still not quite there.  What’s a writer to do?  Lucky for you, we have a plethora of options for advanced students in fall 2012—online and onsite workshops in screenwriting and creative writing, two nine-month master classes, consultation services, online mentorships, […]

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Success: Student Publishes First Novel with Random House

Creative writing student Emily Colin’s first book is soon to be released on August 21st!  The Memory Thief (Ballantine Books/Random House) is about Madeleine Kimble, who gets the devastating news that her mountaineer husband, Aidan, has died in an avalanche, leaving her to care for their son—a small boy with a very big secret.  The […]

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