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Blood Brothers by Lisa DeLong

Success: Memoir Success for Student Lisa DeLong

Student Lisa DeLong recently published her book, Blood Brothers: A Memoir of Faith and Loss while Raising Two Sons with Cancer (Tate Publishing).  The book recounts Lisa’s story of raising two sons with leukemia, as she struggled with her faith, all while searching for ways to keep her marriage, family, and own sanity together. Lisa […]

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The New Year Has Come and Gone!

Summer quarter is almost here and believe it or not, we’re almost halfway through the year now.  It’s the perfect time for me to check in with all of you… have you set your writing routine yet?   (You know, the one you keep putting off?)  Did some of the great instructor tips that we offered […]

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actor Jeremy Piven

Success: Novel Adaptation Debuts at Tribecca Film Festival

Fiction writing instructor Leslie Schwartz has exciting news—her novel, Angels Crest, was made into a movie starting Jeremy Piven, Kate Walsh, Elizabeth McGovern, and Mira Sorvino, and it recently debuted at the Tribecca Film Festival.  The movie centers on the working-class Rocky Mountain town of Angels Crest, where young father Ethan is doing his best […]

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The Festival of Books is Back!

It’s that time again, Angelenos!  Spring is in full bloom, the weather is warm, and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is this weekend.  Traditionally held at UCLA, the annual free festival comes to USC this year, providing a central location in the downtown arts and education corridor.  Parking is $10, both on campus […]

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Janet Osborn

Success: Kirkwood-winning Student Wins Inkwell Prize

Former Writers’ Program student and 2008 James Kirkwood Literary Prize winner Janet Osborn is enjoying continuing success with her Kirkwood-winning entry, “Easter, 1954,” and new success with her short story “Jesus Permit.” “Jesus Permit” was awarded first place in Inkwell magazine’s Thirteenth Annual Fiction Contest, and will be printed in the upcoming spring edition.  It […]

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Cyberhouse Is Back!

Curious about online learning?  Not sure which instructor is right for you?  Want to pay the lowest fees possible?   Then join our free Cyberhouse:  An Online Open House, offered May 3-6. Here are 8 great reasons to participate: 1)      Connect with more than 30 Writers’ Program online instructors.  Pose your writing-related questions to your choice […]

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Madeline Sharples

Success: Student Memoir Launches on Mother’s Day

Creative writing student Madeline Sharples’ memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On, A Mother’s Memoir of Living with Her Son’s Bipolar Disorder and Surviving His Suicide, will be released by Lucky Press LLC, this Mother’s Day.  The memoir, interspersed with poems, is about dealing with loss and finding peace and balance during her son Paul’s 7-year […]

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