Happy August, everyone! Don’t give up on summer pursuits quite yet—it is still perfectly acceptable to dedicate your time to summer reading, summer frolicking, summer vacationing, etc. But it is also time to start thinking about what course you’ll take in fall to keep your writing moving forward. Summer break will be over at some point and you don’t want to be left feeling regret that you didn’t sign up for class that pairs oh so perfectly with your writing goals! Fall enrollment kicked off on July 25th so enroll now to reap the benefits of early enrollment. Not only will you be sure to get the course you want, but you’ll get a 10% discount too*. We’re offering more than 100 courses in fall, for beginning to advanced writers, both online and onsite (in Westwood or DTLA). We’ve got new options too! Here’s your cheat sheet to what’s new in fall or only offered during the fall quarter:
Creative Writing Courses On Site:
Lisa Cron is back to teach a two-day workshop Wired for Story: Five Steps to Creating an Irresistible Novel based on her book by the same name. The last time Lisa taught this class for WP was in 2014 so it is not to be missed!
Novelist Tempany Deckert is teaching Write a Novel in 10 Weeks for the third year in a row. This fast-paced and exhilarating class is suitable for beginning and seasoned writers, is only offered in fall, and runs at the Downtown Los Angeles location!
Creative Writing Online:
What makes a scene a scene? You’ll find out in author Carmiel Banasky’s new course Scene Writing: Breathing Life into Page, which runs online Oct. 5 through Dec. 7.
And for the first time online, children’s author Kelly Barson will be teaching Writing the Middle-Grade Novel (also running Oct. 5 through Dec. 7).
Here’s a new course with a new instructor in our television offerings! David Levine, senior vice president of HBO Programming, is teaching The TV Business Present and Future: What Writers Need to Know NOW. This is a 10-week course beginning on Oct. 4.
Lastly, writer-producer Ed Scharlach will be teaching his annual, one-day workshop Showrunners and Show Writers, which is only offered in the fall and includes a panel of current TV professionals!
And that’s just a sampling of what we are offering in fall. Whether you’re hoping to take an intermediate screenwriting online or a poetry class on campus, we have you covered! Register for classes online at uclaextension.edu or by phone at 310-825-9971. And if you have any questions about specific courses, you know where to find us— firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-825-9415!
Carla Janas is Assistant to the Director. You can email her at email@example.com.
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