UCLA Extension

Writers Studio

February 9-12, 2017


Instructor Jon Bernstein at the 2016 Writers Studio

“I recommend the Writers Studio because you set an immersive, 4-day experience that allows for a concentrated period of learning and growth. It is hard to come out of it without a solid piece of work.” – Colleen Rigan, (Los Angeles, CA)

“It’s a unique and powerful experience that can help you on your journey toward telling your story. You’ll learn craft and begin to gain insight into the universality of themes and how to use language. Not to mention a great place to meet people.” – Mimi Nichter (Tucson, AZ)

Offered by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, the Writers Studio brings together a community of writing students to workshop with some of Southern California’s most accomplished writers and teachers. From among the 10 offered, participants choose one workshop in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 15 people.


Former Writers Studio students enjoy the class discussion

The 2017 Writers Studio will be held February 9-12. These are the courses that will be offered:

Creative Writing Workshops:
Leon MartellWriting from Below the Neck: A Theatrical Approach to Creating Characters
Steven WolfsonTrue Fiction: Writing Stories Inspired by Our Lives
Samantha DunnWriting the Memoir
Barbara AbercrombieCourage and Craft: A Writing Workshop to Jumpstart Your Creativitiy
Mark SarvasWriting the First Novel
Daniel M. JaffeMaking a Scene: Essential Elements

Screenwriting Workshops:
Phil Kellard, Creating the Half-Hour TV Pilot and Series
Jon BernsteinWriting Your First Feature Film
Richard ManningCreating the 1-Hour TV Pilot and Series
Billy MernitCreating Powerful Scenes for Film and TV

Registration for the 2017 Writers Studio opens Monday, August 22.  To enroll click here.  For more information, call us at (310) 825-9415.

“There are so many valuable lessons. All of it: structure, character development, insight into the business! It was non-stop value.” – Stephanie Krikorian (East Hampton, NY)