Success Stories

Success: Pam Wiedenbeck Publishes Book

Success: Pam Wiedenbeck Publishes Book

Student Pam Wiedenbeck achieved a long term goal last fall with the publication of her book, "Pam, You Not Doing Job." Pam credits the Writers' Program with helping to achieve this goal, saying, "If it had not been for the Writers Studio and the annual Writing Retreat...

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Success: Parnaz Foroutan Publishes Memoir

Success: Parnaz Foroutan Publishes Memoir

Former student Parnaz Foroutan published her memoir Home is a Stranger earlier this year, about her journey back to Iran as a young woman, two decades after her family fled the rise of the Islamic Theocracy. Parnaz also wrote the novel Girl from the Garden, which...

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Lisa Kors Awarded Launchpad Mentorship

Lisa Kors Awarded Launchpad Mentorship

Former student Lisa Kors was a 2019 Launchpad Pilot Mentorship winner with her script Princes' Hospital, which was started during her time in the Writers' Program. Of the script's journey she says, "Having my script, Princes' Hospital, selected as the Best Original...

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Feature Articles

Writers’ Program Midyear Update

Writers’ Program Midyear Update

As we near the midpoint of 2020, the Writers' Program wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the changes this year has (mostly unexpectedly) brought. We are continually amazed at the strength of the Writers’ Program community. And yet we know that more work is...

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Instructor Interview: Jean Ho

Instructor Interview: Jean Ho

Welcome new Writers' Program instructor, Jean Ho. Jean is teaching Fiction: Essential Beginnings (Reg# 373690) on Wednesday evenings (PT) this Summer. 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: Elizabeth Silver

Instructor Interview: Elizabeth Silver

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Elizabeth Silver! Elizabeth is teaching a remote (online) section of Memoir I this Summer, Thursdays 7-10pm PT (Reg# 373712). She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What sparks...

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Instructor Interview: Angela Bole – UPDATED

Instructor Interview: Angela Bole – UPDATED

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Angela Bole! Angela was originally scheduled to teach a new course, Self Publishing, onsite in Spring. However, with all the shuffling when we moved to remote instruction, we decide to move her course to Summer (Reg# 375287)....

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Instructor Interview: Kevin O’Keefe

Instructor Interview: Kevin O’Keefe

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Kevin O‘Keefe! Kevin is teaching Writing the Think Piece Tuesday evenings online (Reg# 373713) this Summer and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? A...

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