Success Stories

Success: Jia Huo Sells Script

Success: Jia Huo Sells Script

Current Feature Film Writing Certificate student, Jia Huo, recently sold one of her scripts to Chinese television. She explains the unique journey of her sale saying, "Since it’s difficult for new writers to sell a script in China, I wrote a romantic story using the...

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Feature Articles

New Year, New (Writing) Goals

New Year, New (Writing) Goals

The new year is always a time to reflect and assess what we want to do more, and less, of in the coming days. While there’s always a push to do more and more, sometimes you have to reflect and see what’s feasible. In the spirit of chasing dreams but keeping them...

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Writers Studio’s NEW Instructors for 2020

Writers Studio’s NEW Instructors for 2020

Our annual Writers Studio is an intensive, four-day experience that combines the work ethic and community building of a writing intensive with the knowledge growth of a ten-week course. This year, we’re thrilled to have several new instructors teaching the Studio for...

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Writers’ Program 2019 Year In Review

Writers’ Program 2019 Year In Review

As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on what a year of change it’s been for the Writers’ Program. Since December of 2018 we’ve added three new staff members (while bidding a very fond farewell to staffer of eight years, Carla) – Ashley, Carrie, and Jennie – and are...

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Welcome New WP Staffer, Jennie Seidewand!

Welcome New WP Staffer, Jennie Seidewand!

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to add a new Creative Writing Program Representative to our team. Jennie started last week, and will be doing a lot of important behind the scenes work to get classes for each term up and running, as well as assisting instructors and...

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Announcing the 2019 James Kirkwood Award Winners

Announcing the 2019 James Kirkwood Award Winners

Earlier this month, the Writers’ Program hosted a luncheon in Los Angeles to honor the recipients of the 2019 James Kirkwood Literary Prize. The James Kirkwood Literary Prize is named for the late Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author James Kirkwood, one of the...

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Instructor Interview: Eileen Cronin

Instructor Interview: Eileen Cronin

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Eileen Cronin! Eileen is teaching Memoir I on the UCLA campus (Reg# 371301) this Winter, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? Indie folk music with...

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