Success Stories

Success: Michele Wolfe’s Publishing Successes

Success: Michele Wolfe’s Publishing Successes

Former student Michele Wolfe has had multiple successes since taking her first class in the Writers’ Program. Her debut novel, The Three Graces, was published in 2014 and she is almost finished with her second novel, Atoms of Memory. In the meantime, she’s found other...

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Success: Lara Shea Publishes Debut Novel

Success: Lara Shea Publishes Debut Novel

Former Writers’ Program student Lara Shea's debut novel Mom's Night Out was self-published in November of 2018.  It is the story of helicopter parent, Kelly Birkby, whose overactive imagination keeps her constantly on guard against threats to her young family--killer...

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Success: Johan Ingler Signs with Swedish Agency

Success: Johan Ingler Signs with Swedish Agency

Former student Johan Ingler, winner of the 2016 UCLA Extension Feature Film Screenwriting Competition, has signed with the Grand Agency in Stockholm. He says, ”I’m very happy to be represented by Grand Agency, where I feel like I’m in good hands for the next steps of...

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Feature Articles

Shakespeare Day: SmorgasBard

Shakespeare Day: SmorgasBard

It's time once again to celebrate Shakespeare Day. We've previously covered staff picks for our favorite quotes, adaptations and characters. This year we're adding in favorite plays and/or sonnets, but since we've had some staff shifts, we're including...

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Instructor Interview: Annie Gilbertson

Instructor Interview: Annie Gilbertson

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Annie Gilbertson! Annie is teaching a one day course, Sound to Scene: Narrative Writing for Podcasts (Reg# 367018) this May, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks your...

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Instructor Interview: Roberto Marinas

Instructor Interview: Roberto Marinas

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Roberto Marinas! Roberto is teaching an onsite section of Writing the First Screenplay I (UCLA, Reg# 366681) this Spring, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your...

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Instructor Interview: Michael Luongo

Instructor Interview: Michael Luongo

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Michael Luongo! Michael is teaching an online section of Personal Essay I (Reg# 366423) this Spring, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? I think...

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Instructor Interview: Koji Sakai

Instructor Interview: Koji Sakai

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Koji Sakai! Koji is teaching an onsite section of Writing the First Screenplay I (Downtown LA, Reg# 366683) this Spring, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your...

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