Success Stories

Success: Nell Beckerman Publishes Picture Book

Success: Nell Beckerman Publishes Picture Book

Former student Nell Beckerman had her first picture book published earlier this year. She says of the experience, “I took Writing Picture Books on a whim, but quickly got very inspired by the form. In the second-to-last class, the instructor assigned a writing...

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Success: Pam Wiedenbeck Publishes Book

Success: Pam Wiedenbeck Publishes Book

Student Pam Wiedenbeck achieved a long term goal last fall with the publication of her book, "Pam, You Not Doing Job." Pam credits the Writers' Program with helping to achieve this goal, saying, "If it had not been for the Writers Studio and the annual Writing Retreat...

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Success: Parnaz Foroutan Publishes Memoir

Success: Parnaz Foroutan Publishes Memoir

Former student Parnaz Foroutan published her memoir Home is a Stranger earlier this year, about her journey back to Iran as a young woman, two decades after her family fled the rise of the Islamic Theocracy. Parnaz also wrote the novel Girl from the Garden, which...

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Feature Articles

2020 Allegra Johnson Prize

2020 Allegra Johnson Prize

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to announce Hillary Georgaris as the winner of the 2020 Allegra Johnson Prize. The final judge panel included Writers’ Program instructors Maria Amparo Escandon, Saritza Hernandez, and Monica Holloway. From our semifinalists, the panel...

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Late Starting Summer Courses

Late Starting Summer Courses

Summer is officially here, and Summer quarter is underway. As the world continues changing and everyone copes with ever-evolving challenges, we don’t want you to feel like missing the official quarter start date means you have to miss out on opportunities to work on...

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Writers’ Program Midyear Update

Writers’ Program Midyear Update

As we near the midpoint of 2020, the Writers' Program wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the changes this year has (mostly unexpectedly) brought. We are continually amazed at the strength of the Writers’ Program community. And yet we know that more work is...

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Instructor Interview: Jean Ho

Instructor Interview: Jean Ho

Welcome new Writers' Program instructor, Jean Ho. Jean is teaching Fiction: Essential Beginnings (Reg# 373690) on Wednesday evenings (PT) this Summer. She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your creativity?...

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Instructor Interview: Elizabeth Silver

Instructor Interview: Elizabeth Silver

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Elizabeth Silver! Elizabeth is teaching a remote (online) section of Memoir I this Summer, Thursdays 7-10pm PT (Reg# 373712). She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks...

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Instructor Interview: Angela Bole – UPDATED

Instructor Interview: Angela Bole – UPDATED

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Angela Bole! Angela was originally scheduled to teach a new course, Self Publishing, onsite in Spring. However, with all the shuffling when we moved to remote instruction, we decide to move her course to Summer (Reg# 375287)....

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