Success Stories

Success: Willa Zhang’s Short Story Publication

Success: Willa Zhang’s Short Story Publication

Former student Willa Zhang had a short story, “Taking the Night Air,” published in the fall of 2021. Willa says, “The seed for this story came from a memory, and I reworked it many times before I felt like I'd cracked it open. It was exciting to have it chosen as a...

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Success: Maggie Morris Awarded Residency

Success: Maggie Morris Awarded Residency

Current Creative Nonfiction Certificate student and Allegra Johnson Prize winner Maggie Morris was recently awarded a writing residency for this spring. Maggie says, "I had no idea a residency was within my reach until taking Ploi Pirapokin’s “Applying to Residencies...

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Success: Kait Leonard’s Recent Publications

Success: Kait Leonard’s Recent Publications

Recent Creative Writing Certificate Alum Kait Leonard has had several recent publication successes. Kait details, "I have had recent fiction published in Six Sentences, Every Day Fiction, and Flash Fiction Magazine. My story “Just a Girl” placed 3rd in the Flash...

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Success: Tracy Moore’s Debut Novel

Success: Tracy Moore’s Debut Novel

Former student Tracy Moore published her debut novel recently. She says of the experience, "I believed my big success in life was to be a firefighter and then I wrote a novel. Writing a book where women, not only firefighters, but women are celebrated despite being...

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Success: Laurel Gans Makes Second Round at AFF

Success: Laurel Gans Makes Second Round at AFF

Current TV Writing Certificate student Laurel Gans had a spec script make the second round for AFF. Laurel says of the experience, "My spec script for Brooklyn Nine Nine was selected as a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Fest! Second Rounder means that it scored in...

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Feature Articles

Welcome New WP Staffer, Gilberto Flores!

Welcome New WP Staffer, Gilberto Flores!

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to add a new Program Representative to our team. Gilberto started at the beginning of the term, and will be working as a Program Representative in the Writers’ Program, after previously working as a Program Assistant in Entertainment...

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Instructor Interview: Ella Martinsen Gorham

Instructor Interview: Ella Martinsen Gorham

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Ella Martinsen Gorham! Ella is teaching Fiction: Essential Beginnings (reg# 383914) in our deadline-driven online format, starting February 9 this Winter. She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her...

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Instructor Interview: Janna King

Instructor Interview: Janna King

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Janna King! Janna is teaching a section of Feature Film I (reg# 384193) in our deadline-driven online format, starting January 12 this Winter. She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming...

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Instructor Interview: Adam Armus

Instructor Interview: Adam Armus

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Adam Armus! Adam is teaching a section of Half-Hour TV I (reg# 384228) in our Remote Instruction format, with live Zoom class meetings on Wednesdays at 7pm PT this Winter. He sat down with us to offer some insight into creative...

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Writers’ Program 2021 in Review

Writers’ Program 2021 in Review

While the challenges of 2021 are somewhat different from 2020, it’s still an unexpectedly difficult year for us, and for many. However, as we worked through our first fully virtual year of instruction and events, the Writers’ Program continues to see record...

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Instructor Interview: Aaron Clark

Instructor Interview: Aaron Clark

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Aaron Clark! Aaron is teaching a section of Novel I (reg# 383928) in our Remote Instruction format, with live Zoom class meetings on Thursdays at 7pm PT this Winter. He sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life...

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Instructor Interview: Ross Showalter

Instructor Interview: Ross Showalter

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Ross Showalter! Ross is teaching Character and Conflict (Reg#  383933) in our deadline-driven online format, starting January 12 this Winter. He sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course....

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