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Jon Bernstein listens to a story pitch at the 2018 Writers Studio.

Links to the courses are available now!  Click below to enroll.  Enroll before January 8, 2019 using the promo code “EARLY” and save 10% on the registration fee.

Enroll soon for the 2019 Writers Studio, held February 7-10, 2019. Here’s what some former Writers Studio participants have to say about their experience. “This was my first writing class since undergrad 20 years ago and it was the perfect jumping off point for me to begin my writing life.” Sarah Reese, Manzanita, Oregon “It will wake you from your pathetically unproductive malaise and force you to do what you always threatened to do.” Brent Giannotta, Pasadena, California “You will gain the courage to tell the story you were meant to tell.” Jamie Curtis, Powell, Ohio

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 11 offered, participants choose one workshop in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 15 people.

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For more information: or (310) 825-9415.

“I loved the compact intensity of 4 solid days. Although it is a big emotional investment, the concentrated work and togetherness could never be replicated in a weekly course.” Preston Fordstrom, San Francisco, California

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Winter 2019 Catalog

Writers’ Program Comprehensive Brochure

Dates and Deadlines:

  • January 7 — Winter Quarter Begins
  • January 21 — Martin Luther King Day (No classes)
  • February 4 — Catalog for Spring 2019
  • February 7-10 — Writers Studio
  • February 18 — Presidents’ Day (No classes)
  • April 1 — Spring Quarter Begins

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