The Writers’ Program is still accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Master Classes in Novel Writing and Feature Film Writing. Designed for advanced students on the verge of producing professional quality work, the classes bring 8 students and a top-notch instructor together for 9 months in which you re-envision, rewrite, and polish your novel or script so that it’s in fighting shape for the market. As a bonus, at the culmination of the course, you receive feedback from a professional agent!


This year our classes are led by novelist Robert Eversz and screenwriter Steve Mazur. Both instructors have developed a special curriculum specifically for advanced students, and will work closely with you for the duration of the course.


This year we will again be offering our Master Class in Novel Writing in the popular Online/Low-Residency format. Six months into this 9-month course, you meet in Westwood for four days of workshops, seminars, guest speakers, literary field trips and a public reading at a bookstore in LA, all the while focusing on writing query letters and getting work out to agents. Our Master Class in Feature Film Writing takes place here in Westwood where you complete and polish an entire screenplay before having it reviewed by an industry professional.


Our Students Say it Best!

“Robert Eversz is a superb teacher. In addition to his exquisite knowledge of his field, he is a sophisticated critic and writer, and shares all he can with his students.” –Former student of Robert Eversz

“Steve provides an atmosphere that allows for true learning and specific project development. He is generous with his time and talent and elevates each student’s idea by focusing on the important aspects of the story.”–Former student of Steve Mazur


Send the $50 application fee and your submission materials to the Writers’ Program by August 30, 2013. Full application instructions, as well as course information, can be found here.

Still have questions?

We know it’s a big commitment, and as always, our advisors are here to answer your questions. For advising about the Master Class in Feature Film Writing, contact Jeff Bonnett at or 310-206-1542. If you’re interested in the Master Class in Novel Writing, contact Phoebe Lim at or 310-825-0107. We’d love to hear from you!

Alicia is the Program Representative for Creative Writing (Online) and Events. 

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