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Success: Instructor Publishes in O (Oprah) Magazine

Creative writing instructor Samantha Dunn has a long list of magazine credits, and recently added the February issue of O (Oprah) Magazine to it.  She wrote a feature on celebrity rehab, based on the cable television show with Dr. Drew Pinsky.   Samantha Dunn is wrapping up teaching the Writers’ Program Master Class in Memoir Writing, […]

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Come one, come all to the Writers’ Program Publication Party this Wednesday!

Join us this Wednesday, June 11 at our annual Publication Party, celebrating the work of 18 acclaimed writers who teach in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.  This festive evening at the Skirball Cultural Center features the diverse voices of our instructors as they read – for five minutes each – fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction […]

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Return the Musical: Instructor Sonia Levitin’s Latest Project

Among the many writing credits of Sonia Levitin, a Writers’ Program instructor since 1994, the one that always stood out in her heart was her 1987 award-winning novel, The Return.  The novel, inspired by the secret rescue mission of 8000 Ethiopian Jews in what came to be known as “Operation Moses,” is now the subject […]

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Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum

Success: Major Book Deal for Former Novel Writing Student

Former novel writing student, Julie Buxbaum, shares some huge news—a major book publication with a major publisher—and not only that but the rights were sold for publication in 18 countries! Julie’s novel, The Opposite of Love was released in July by Dial Press. She says, “I took a bunch of novel writing courses at UCLA […]

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Cyberhouse Launch Just Hours Away

The countdown to our annual Cyberhouse: An Online Open House has begun. Have you signed up yet? Join us June 2-5 for our dynamic, interactive, and free exploration of the online format. Enrolling in our online open house gives you the chance to snag a 10% discount on more than 40 Writers’ Program summer courses. […]

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Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic

Success: Tell Me More Stories

Nonfiction writing instructor Amy Friedman has released a follow-up CD to her award winning CD Tell Me a Story, called Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic.  The CD features multicultural folktales from Amy and Jillian Gilliland’s popular syndicated newspaper feature Tell Me A Story, with stories and readers from China, India, North America, Australia, […]

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Success: Student Places in BlueCat Competition

One of the best ways to get your screenplay noticed by agents and production companies is to enter notable competitions—and place!  That’s exactly what screenwriting student Julie Howe did with her script, Epiphany, which placed third in the BlueCat Screenwriting Competition. Julie is a candidate for the Certificate in Feature Film writing.  While she’s taken […]

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