Success Stories

Success: Brian Dunlap Publishing Chapbook

Success: Brian Dunlap Publishing Chapbook

Former student Brian Dunlap is publishing a poetry chapbook, Concrete Paradise, which will be released by Finishing Line Press on August 3, 2018. The chapbook includes my poem "Those Who Came Before Us" that won the 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize from december...

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Success: Catharine Riggs to Publish Debut Novel

Success: Catharine Riggs to Publish Debut Novel

Former Writers Studio attendee Catharine Riggs’ debut novel What She Gave Away will be published by Thomas & Mercer in September of 2018. The work of psychological suspense features an outsider with a dark past and a bitter grudge who moves to a wealthy beach-side...

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Feature Articles

Fall Courses Not to Miss

Fall Courses Not to Miss

Fall classes start next week, and while some classes are full, we have a slate of courses still available (designed to fit a latitude of experience levels and schedules) that we don’t think you should miss! Creative Writing Personal Essay II (online & onsite)...

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Instructor Interview: Kim Askew

Instructor Interview: Kim Askew

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, and former student, Kim Askew! She is teaching a new one-day course this Fall, Adapting Literature, Myths, and Fairy Tales for New YA Audiences, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming...

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Instructor Interview: Dito Montiel

Instructor Interview: Dito Montiel

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Dito Montiel! He is teaching a section of our Writing the First Screenplay I course on the UCLA campus, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your creativity? It can...

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Course Highlight: Master Class in Novel Writing

Course Highlight: Master Class in Novel Writing

Here at the Writers’ Program, we offer a wide array of courses and try to keep each year’s offerings variable not only in content type and genre, but in length and intensity of study. We’ve had Master Classes since 1999, but with their growing popularity in recent...

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Instructor Interview: Charles Jensen

Instructor Interview: Charles Jensen

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, and current Program Director, Charles Jensen! He is teaching a new course this Fall, The "F" Word: Innovative Poetic Forms, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks your...

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New Fall Courses Available Now

New Fall Courses Available Now

The Fall 2018 term is now open for registration -- this is your last chance to take courses in 2018! Below are great new courses available this term. And don’t forget that you can save 10% on most courses if you register early.* Creative Writing Marketing and PR for...

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Changes Abound in the Writers’ Program

Changes Abound in the Writers’ Program

This summer is a time of major transitions for the Writers’ Program (and all of UCLA Extension). A few weeks ago we vacated the building that has been our home for fifty years. We have moved into a new space on Kinross in Westwood Village, along with most of the...

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