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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Success: Emily Hunt Kivel

Success: Emily Hunt Kivel

Former student Emily Hunt Kivel had a short story, “The Juggler's Wife,” published in the recent Summer 2020 issue of the Paris Review (volume 233). Of her experience in the Writers’ Program, Emily says, “I loved the Writers' Program. It was the first fiction course...

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Feature Articles

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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Instructor Interview: Ryan Ward

Instructor Interview: Ryan Ward

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Ryan Ward. Ryan is teaching a section of Writing the First Screenplay I (Reg# 376196) on Saturday mornings (10am-1pm PT) this Fall. He sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What...

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Instructor Interview: Liska Jacobs

Instructor Interview: Liska Jacobs

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Liska Jacobs. Liska is teaching a section of Novel I (Reg# 375141) on Tuesday evenings (7pm-10pm PT) this Fall. 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: Cody Smart

Instructor Interview: Cody Smart

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Cody Smart. Cody is teaching a NEW course, Script Doctoring (Reg# 376067) online (no set class meetings) this Fall. She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your...

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