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Courses to Warm Up Your Writing Muscles for Winter

Courses to Warm Up Your Writing Muscles for Winter

2019 is approaching and as you look beyond your holiday celebration and travel plans, we hope you’ll check out our Winter course offerings to get those annual writing goals started out right. Check out our course offerings across creative writing, poetry, editing &...

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Success: Shiwani Srivastava’s Script Places in Competitions

Success: Shiwani Srivastava’s Script Places in Competitions

Current student Shiwani Srivastava’s script Wedding Season recently won second place in the ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest.  (It also advanced into the quarterfinals and semifinals of other contests this year, including Final Draft and WeScreenplay.) Of her...

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Thirty Things to Write Instead of a Novel for NaNoWriMo

Thirty Things to Write Instead of a Novel for NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month isn’t for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean writers should ignore November as a time to dedicate to writing. If you’re averse to becoming part of the NaNoWriMo crowd, here are thirty ideas (one for every day in November) of things you...

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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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