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Sixtyfive Roses; by Heather Summerhayes Cariou

Success: Sixtyfive Roses: One Student’s Memoir is Released

Heather Summerhayes Cariou, who attended the UCLA Extension Writers Studio in 2006, has written Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister’s Memoir which was released in the US this January.  “Roses” enjoyed being a Canadian bestseller and a Globe and Mail choice for best 100 books in 2006.  Celine Dion wrote the forward for the book. A story […]

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Getaway Cabaret will be playing at the Noho Arts Center in Los Angeles

Success: Getaway Cabaret: A Night of Song, Dance & Comedy

Screenwriting instructor Bonnie MacBird has great news to share – the cabaret show she wrote, directed and produced opened this month to a packed house at the Noho Arts Center.  The Getaway Cabaret, a night of song, dance and comedy, features performers seen on Broadway, film and television and is hosted by The Open Top […]

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McSweeney's literary magazine

Success: Student Publishes in McSweeney’s

Creative writing student Dana Mazur has volunteered for our yearly Writers Faire and has also taken a variety of fiction writing courses including Novel Writing V, Writing Good Sex, and True and Vivid Writing.  So it was great news to hear that an excerpt of her novel, “Black Shaman,” will be published in McSweeney’s Issue […]

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Laura Hubber Takes Third in the 2007 Kirkwood Literary Prize

Fiction writers Susan Lindheim, Emily McLaughlin, and Laura Hubber took the top three places in the 2007 Kirkwood Literary Prize. The award, given by benefactor Andrew Morse, was founded to honor writer James Kirkwood (There Must be a Pony!, A Chorus Line) who started his writing career in the Writers’ Program. In a continuing series, […]

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Paula Yoo "Good Enough"

Success: Student “Good Enough” to Publish Third YA Novel

The Writers’ Program offers plenty of courses in Writing for the Youth Market to help you get your book published–all you need is an idea for your book and a little guidance along the way.  Student Paula Yoo’s young adult novel, Good Enough, was recently published by HarperCollins.  Paula is no stranger or to our […]

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Success: Instructors Continue to Make Publishing Headlines

There’s a reason why Writers’ Program instructors teach for us—not only are they incredibly knowledgeable and supportive mentors, but they are also incredibly accomplished.  Some recent news includes a new appointment for online nonfiction writing instructor Frank Sennett, who has been named Editor-in-Chief of Time Out Chicago.  Seasoned fiction instructor (and instructor of this year’s […]

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Success: Our Students Are Recognized Nationwide

Ishamea Harris-Wolff’s novel excerpt, A Magpie’s Heart, was nominated for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Intro Journal Project Award in fiction.  It’s a national literary competition for the discovery and publication of work by students currently enrolled in a writing program.  Ishamea is in her second year at Northwestern’s graduate creative writing program.  […]

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