Success Stories

Success: Wendy Cheng’s Essay Publications

Success: Wendy Cheng’s Essay Publications

Former student Wendy Cheng recently had essays published in the Cincinnati Review and Boom: A Journal of California. Both works were developed in Writers’ Program courses. Of the publication experience, Wendy says, “After over a dozen rejections, the acceptance of my...

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2021 Allegra Johnson Prize

2021 Allegra Johnson Prize

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to announce Maggie Morris as the winner of the 2021 Allegra Johnson Prize. The final judge panel included Writers’ Program instructors Alison Singh Gee, Paul Guest, and Eduardo Santiago. From our semifinalists, the panel selected...

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Success: Lisa Knight’s Post-Certificate Work

Success: Lisa Knight’s Post-Certificate Work

Feature Film Certificate alum Lisa Knight has had writing and career success recently, which she attributes to lessons and encouragement attained in the Writers' Program. Lisa says, "I wasn't sure I could find a paying job doing what I love until I met Barney...

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Feature Articles

2021 Virtual YA Symposium

2021 Virtual YA Symposium

Our third annual YA Symposium,The Young and The Reckless: Writing for Teens,starts August 14th, with prerecorded content, live seminars, a keynote, and a wealth of resources and community building opportunities. Our events team answers a few FAQs about what makes this...

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Welcome Events Intern Erykah Brown

Welcome Events Intern Erykah Brown

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to add an events intern to our team through March 2022, thanks to a generous opportunity through the LA County Arts Commission Arts Internship Program. Erykah will be working on event-related planning and execution at many levels, and...

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Summer Places to Visit (Virtually)

Summer Places to Visit (Virtually)

The last few years have seen the meteoric rise in popularity, and breadth, of ambient and ASMR content. And while summer is a time for many to vacation in places near and far, for some that is not a reality they can achieve every year. Not only has the global pandemic...

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One-day & Weekend Seminars for Summer

One-day & Weekend Seminars for Summer

Summer quarter is underway, with most of our classes starting this week. While the majority of Writers’ Program courses are ten weeks, we also offer a range of one-day and weekend classes and intensives. Not only are these courses a good way to get a sampling of the...

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2021 Allegra Johnson Prize

2021 Allegra Johnson Prize

The Writers’ Program is thrilled to announce Maggie Morris as the winner of the 2021 Allegra Johnson Prize. The final judge panel included Writers’ Program instructors Alison Singh Gee, Paul Guest, and Eduardo Santiago. From our semifinalists, the panel selected...

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Instructor Interview: Rebecca Bohanan

Instructor Interview: Rebecca Bohanan

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor Rebecca Bohanan! Rebecca is teaching a section of Developmental Editing (Reg# 380026) in our Remote Instruction format, with live Zoom class meetings on Thursdays at 7pm PT this Summer. She sat down with us to offer some insight...

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Instructor Interview: Aminah Mae Safi

Instructor Interview: Aminah Mae Safi

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Aminah Mae Safi. Aminah is teaching Young Adult Novel I (Reg# 380537) in our Remote Instruction format, with live Zoom class meetings on Thursdays at 7pm PT this Summer. She sat down with us to offer some insight into creative...

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