Success Stories

Success: Cindy Lin Publishes Debut Novel

Success: Cindy Lin Publishes Debut Novel

Former student Cindy Lin’s debut novel, The Twelve, was published last month. It is the first in a new fantasy adventure series by Harper Collins Children’s Books, and is a Junior Library Guild selection and recently made the SoCal Indie Bestseller List. Cindy is...

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Success: Conrad Aragon to Publish Debut Novella

Success: Conrad Aragon to Publish Debut Novella

Creative Nonfiction Certificate alumna, Tembi Locke, had her debut memoir From Scratch published by Simon & Schuster in April of this year. In May, it was named as Hello Sunshine’s (Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club) pick for the month, and has become a New York Times...

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Success: Ellen Byron wins Agatha Award

Success: Ellen Byron wins Agatha Award

Former Writers Studio attendee Catharine Riggs has announced the upcoming release of her thriller, What She Never Said. Thomas & Mercer is set to launch the second novel in her Santa Barbara Suspense series on September 10, 2019. The work of psychological suspense...

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Feature Articles

Instructor Interview: Donald Martin

Instructor Interview: Donald Martin

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Donald Martin! Donald is teaching the in-person section of Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec on the UCLA campus (Reg# 369716) this Fall, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming...

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2019 Allegra Johnson Prize

2019 Allegra Johnson Prize

The Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension is introducing groundbreaking professional training courses and a Certificate in Literary Representation. The Certificate in Literary Representation is an ideal next step for MFA graduates and people who want to transition to a...

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NEW Courses for Fall 2019

NEW Courses for Fall 2019

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Donald Martin! Donald is teaching the in-person section of Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec on the UCLA campus (Reg# 369716) this Fall, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming...

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Ten Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Ten Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

The Writers’ Program is happy to announce creative writing student Linda Abrams as the winner of the fifth Allegra Johnson Prize! Linda was nominated for the award by instructor Barbara Abercrombie for her memoir The Wrong House. Among the nominees, Maude Chilton —...

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Kickoff Summer by Diving Into Your Writing

Kickoff Summer by Diving Into Your Writing

Summer is a time for rest and relaxation, but it’s also the halfway mark for the year, and a time for reflection. If you’re struggling to reach those lofty writing goals you set at the beginning of the year, now is the time to dive into them and finish the year...

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26th Annual Publication Party Recap

26th Annual Publication Party Recap

Even those with hectic schedules during the 'lazy days of summer' can find their downtime feeling the summer ‘blahs’ – better known as boredom. We’ve got a few ideas (active and inactive) to combat those boring blahs and make the most of your summer! Write a...

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Instructor Interview: Lesley Hyatt

Instructor Interview: Lesley Hyatt

Whether you’re well on your way to achieving your writing goals this year (go you!) or still struggling to figure them out (also, go you!) or anywhere in between, the Fall quarter is your LAST CHANCE to take advantage of the opportunities our course can offer for...

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