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

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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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Success: Janet Clare Publishes Debut Novel

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Success: Maria Dadouch Awarded Katara Prize

Success: Maria Dadouch Awarded Katara Prize

Fiction Certificate graduate Maria Dadouch recently won the Katara Prize. Of her experience, Maria says, “I'm honored to be invited for the second time to share my stories of success here. I recently received the Katara Prize for my novel The Planet of the...

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Welcome New WP Staffer, Ashley Griggs!

Welcome New WP Staffer, Ashley Griggs!

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to add a new Program Representative to our team. Ashley started this week, and will be working as a Program Representative in both the Writers’ Program and Entertainment Studies. She’ll be doing a lot of important behind the scenes...

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Success: Francisco Uribe Publishes Two Stories

Success: Francisco Uribe Publishes Two Stories

Former Student Francisco Uribe recently had two stories published. “Lápices de color” was published in Huizache 8, and “No te metas,” can be read on Aquifer: The Florida Review Online. Francisco is very happy with his experience in the Writers’ Program, saying, “In...

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Winter 2019 Catalog

Writers’ Program Comprehensive Brochure

Dates and Deadlines:

  • November 5 – Winter 2019 Enrollment Begins
  • November 12 — Veterans Day (no class)
  • November 22-23 — Thanksgiving (no class)
  • December 10 — Advance Course Submission Deadline
  • December 22 – January 1 — Campus closure
  • January 7 — Winter Quarter Begins
  • February 7-10 — Writers Studio

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