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Introducing the Certificate in Literary Representation

Introducing the Certificate in Literary Representation

The Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension is introducing groundbreaking professional training courses and a Certificate in Literary Representation. The Certificate in Literary Representation is an ideal next step for MFA graduates and people who want to transition to a...

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Success: Cindy Lin Publishes Debut Novel

Success: Cindy Lin Publishes Debut Novel

Former student Cindy Lin’s debut novel, The Twelve, was published last month. It is the first in a new fantasy adventure series by Harper Collins Children’s Books, and is a Junior Library Guild selection and recently made the SoCal Indie Bestseller List. Cindy is...

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Instructor Interview: Donald Martin

Instructor Interview: Donald Martin

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Donald Martin! Donald is teaching the in-person section of Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec on the UCLA campus (Reg# 369716) this Fall, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming...

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Fall 2019 Catalog

Writers’ Program Comprehensive Brochure

Dates and Deadlines:

  • August 24 — YA Symposium
  • September 9 — Advanced Course Submission Deadline
  • September 9 — Master Class/Pro Series Submission Deadline
  • September 18-13 — Lake Arrowhead Writing Retreat
  • September 23 — Fall Quarter Begins
  • November 4 — Winter 2020 Catalog Drops
  • January 6 — Winter Quarter Begins

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