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Success: Lena Nelson’s Debut Book

Success: Lena Nelson’s Debut Book

Former student Lena Nelson’s first book, America’s Youngest Ambassador: The Cold War Story of Samantha’s Smith Lasting Message of Peace, releases in the US on June 1, 2023. “The tale of ten-year-old Samantha Smith, who in the fall of 1982 wrote to the Soviet leader...

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Instructor Interview: Ruth Fowler

Instructor Interview: Ruth Fowler

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Ruth Fowler! Ruth is teaching a section of One-Hour TV I (Reg# 392709) in person this Summer. She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? Many things, but...

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Success: Hillary Yablon’s Upcoming Novel

Success: Hillary Yablon’s Upcoming Novel

Student and 2020 winner of the Allegra Johnson Prize, Hillary Yabon, has recently sold her novel! It will be published in 2024. Hilary says, “The fact that this book is going to be out in the world is one of the great honors of my life.  I never thought I would be...

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NEW Courses for Summer 2023

NEW Courses for Summer 2023

The warmth of Summer approaches us here in California as it does in many places on this side of the globe. As we gear up for outdoor activities and finding some ease in the sunnier weather, we also know that those writing projects and goals won’t move themselves. With...

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Summer 2023 Offerings

Writers’ Program Brochure

UCLA Extension Overview Brochure

Dates and Deadlines:

  • June 5 — Summer Advance Course Submission Deadline
  • June 19 — Juneteenth Holiday
  • June 26 — Summer Quarter Begins
  • July 4 – Independence Day Holiday
  • July 25 — Fall Quater Enrollment Opens
  • September 4 — Labor Day Holiday
  • September 6 — Fall Advance Course Submission Deadline
  • September 18-23 — Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead
  • September 19 — Fall Quarter Begins
  • November 6 — Winter Quarter 2023 Enrollment Opens
  • November 10 — Veterans Day Holiday
  • November 23-24 — Thanksgiving Holiday

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