Success Stories

Success: Conrad Aragon to Publish Debut Novella

Success: Conrad Aragon to Publish Debut Novella

Conrad Aragon recently completed a Novel V workshop through the Writers’ Program. His debut novella, The Phenomenalist, will be published by Silver Bow Publishing in August of 2019. Karl, the main character, encounters multiple doppelgangers who share identical bodies...

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Success: Ellen Byron wins Agatha Award

Success: Ellen Byron wins Agatha Award

Former student and instructor Ellen Byron recently won the Best Contemporary Novel Agatha Award for Mardi Gras Murder, the fourth book in her USA Today bestselling Cajun Country Mystery series. The light mystery series has received multiple award nominations and won...

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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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Feature Articles

Instructor Interview: Donald Martin

Instructor Interview: Donald Martin

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Donald Martin! Donald is teaching the in-person section of Beginning Writing for the One-Hour Spec on the UCLA campus (Reg# 369716) this Fall, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming...

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2019 Allegra Johnson Prize

2019 Allegra Johnson Prize

The Writers’ Program is happy to announce creative writing student Linda Abrams as the winner of the fifth Allegra Johnson Prize! Linda was nominated for the award by instructor Barbara Abercrombie for her memoir The Wrong House. Among the nominees, Maude Chilton —...

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NEW Courses for Fall 2019

NEW Courses for Fall 2019

Whether you’re well on your way to achieving your writing goals this year (go you!) or still struggling to figure them out (also, go you!) or anywhere in between, the Fall quarter is your LAST CHANCE to take advantage of the opportunities our course can offer for...

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Ten Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Ten Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Even those with hectic schedules during the 'lazy days of summer' can find their downtime feeling the summer ‘blahs’ – better known as boredom. We’ve got a few ideas (active and inactive) to combat those boring blahs and make the most of your summer! Write a...

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Kickoff Summer by Diving Into Your Writing

Kickoff Summer by Diving Into Your Writing

Summer is a time for rest and relaxation, but it’s also the halfway mark for the year, and a time for reflection. If you’re struggling to reach those lofty writing goals you set at the beginning of the year, now is the time to dive into them and finish the year...

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26th Annual Publication Party Recap

26th Annual Publication Party Recap

Last week, the Writers’ Program staff gathered with instructors, students, and guests for our 26th annual Publication Party, an evening of readings featuring instructors who have published works within the last year. The crowd was treated to eighteen readings by...

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Instructor Interview: Lesley Hyatt

Instructor Interview: Lesley Hyatt

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Lesley Hyatt! Lesley is teaching a one day course, Making Friends with Your Inner Critic (Reg# 368679) this August, and sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and her upcoming course. What do you rely on for...

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