Success Stories

Success: Paria Hassouri’s Debut Memoir

Success: Paria Hassouri’s Debut Memoir

Former student Paria Hassouri has just released her debut memoir. Of the experience, she says, "I'm a pediatrician and mother of three who took my first UCLA extension class in September 2018, and now just two years later, I am a published author. My book, Found in...

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Feature Articles

Get In the (Spooky) Writing Mood

Get In the (Spooky) Writing Mood

All genres of writing can excite and inflame the passion of writing within their writers and audience, but perhaps none moreso that horror (and all its off-shoots). Capturing the right atmosphere is crucial for a horror story, be it a moody, gothic novel, a teen...

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Helpful Podcasts for Aspiring Writers

Helpful Podcasts for Aspiring Writers

By Alexis Harmon Over the last couple of years, podcasts have surged in popularity on music sharing platforms. From news, to comedy, to life advice, there’s a pod for everyone. As for writers, there are dozens of unique and helpful podcasts to choose from for advice...

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FREE Fall Classes + More

FREE Fall Classes + More

Fall quarter is almost here, and in case you’re still debating about whether or not to chase your writing dreams this year, we have a few options that might spark interest – including more FREE one-day classes. We know that, this year of all years, it can sometimes...

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Instructor Interview: Brian Sonia-Wallace

Instructor Interview: Brian Sonia-Wallace

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Brian Sonia-Wallace. Brian is teaching a section of Personal Essay I (Reg# 375766) on Thursday evenings (7pm-10pm PT) this Fall. He sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks...

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Instructor Interview: Matthew Einstein

Instructor Interview: Matthew Einstein

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Matthew Einstein. Matthew is teaching a NEW course, Writing on Assignment (Reg# 376070) on Tuesday evenings (7pm-10pm PT) this Fall. He sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What...

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