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Success: Instructor Matt Witten’s New Novel

Success: Instructor Matt Witten’s New Novel

Screenwriting instructor Matt Witten recently had a new novel published. Matt says, "My thriller Killer Story came out this month from Oceanview Publishing. Killer Story is inspired by all the true-crime podcasts I love listening to during my commutes to UCLA. It's...

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Announcing the 2022 James Kirkwood Award Winners

Announcing the 2022 James Kirkwood Award Winners

2022 marked the 30th anniversary of the James Kirkwood Literary Prize. As in many years past, a celebratory luncheon was held in December for this year’s winners. Additionally, to mark the momentous occasion of having thirty years of this prize, there was also an...

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Success: WP Staffer Jeff Bonnett’s Netflix Holiday Movie

Success: WP Staffer Jeff Bonnett’s Netflix Holiday Movie

We're thrilled to close out 2022's success stories with one of our own: Jeff Bonnett wrote Falling for Christmas, a holiday movie featuring Lindsay Lohan now streaming on Netflix. The script was started in a Writers' Program course, and helped along in early drafts...

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2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review

As another year nears its end, the Writers’ Program reflects on how the world, and our program continue evolving. We know this continues to be a difficult time for many, and for others they have experienced personal and professional growth this past year that deserves...

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Winter 2023 Offerings

Writers’ Program Brochure

UCLA Extension Overview Brochure

Dates and Deadlines:

  • July 25 — Fall Quater Enrollment Opens
  • August 27 — Ya Symposium
  • September 5 — Labor Day Holiday
  • September 6 — Fall Advance Course Submission Deadline
  • September 18-23 — Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead
  • September 19 — Fall Quarter Begins
  • November 7 — Winter Quarter 2023 Enrollment Opens
  • November 11 — Veterans Day Holiday
  • November 24-25 — Thanksgiving Holiday

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