Success Stories

Success: Darrin Dortch Staffed on TNT Show

Success: Darrin Dortch Staffed on TNT Show

Former student Darrin Dortch has steadily built his TV writing career since enrolling in the Writers’ Program. Of his success he says, “Since taking UCLA’s TV Pilot Rewriting class in 2015, my career has skyrocketed. I am currently staffed on TNT’s Claws, I have...

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Success: Judith Teitelman Publishes Debut Novel

Success: Judith Teitelman Publishes Debut Novel

Former student Judith Teitelman’s first novel, Guesthouse for Ganesha, was published earlier this week. Judith says the process, “has been 18 years in the making. Betwixt and between consulting and teaching and travel and life, I conceived, developed, wrote, rewrote,...

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Feature Articles

Instructor Interview: Eve Porinchak

Instructor Interview: Eve Porinchak

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Eve Porinchak! Eve is teaching a one day course, How to Land a Literary Agent (Reg# 368616) this July, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. (She’s also going to be teaching a...

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Instructor Interview: Henry Lien

Instructor Interview: Henry Lien

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Henry Lien (though he’s no stranger to UCLA Extension as he’s been an instructor for the Architecture and Interior Design program since 2013)! Henry is teaching a one day course, How to Create Original Middle Grade Concepts...

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New Classes for Summer 2019

New Classes for Summer 2019

As we head into the second half of 2019, you may be totally on target with your writing goals, or you might still be staring at your page one from concepts you dreamed up in January (or before). However, it’s never too late to get started and we have a bundle of new...

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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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