Success: Instructor Kevin Kelton Publishes Two Novels

Success: Instructor Kevin Kelton Publishes Two Novels

Screenwriting instructor Kevin Kelton recently branched out into fiction writing, writing not one but two novels out now! Kevin says, “Having written for television and film for most of my adult life, it had always been my secret ambition to write a novel. I...
Success: Mary-Alice Wins Yale Poetry Prize

Success: Mary-Alice Wins Yale Poetry Prize

Former student Mary-Alice Daniel was recently awarded a huge honor. She tells us, “My first full-length collection of poems was selected as the winner of the 2022 Yale Younger Poets Prize, the longest-running poetry prize in the United States. Mass for Shut-Ins...
Success: Instructor Aminah Mae Safi’s Newest Novel

Success: Instructor Aminah Mae Safi’s Newest Novel

Creative Writing Instructor Aminah Mae Safi recently published her latest YA novel. Aminah says, “My fourth book, Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix is out in the world! It was such a journey to publication on this one. It was the book I wrote during...
Success: Zac Hersh Starts Production Company

Success: Zac Hersh Starts Production Company

Former screenwriting and Entertainment Studies student Zac Hersh has branched beyond writing to starting his own production company, producing his own films. His newest, Follower, is available on streaming. Of his experience at UCLA Extension, Zac says, “The two...
Success: Ruthie Marlenée’s New Novel

Success: Ruthie Marlenée’s New Novel

Certificate alum Ruthie Marlenée’s newest novel, Agave Blues, was recently published. Ruthie says, “Agave Blues originated as a screenplay that was accepted into Victoria Wisdom’s Advanced Screenwriting class at UCLA Extension back in 2008. From...
Success: Gina Sorell’s New Novel

Success: Gina Sorell’s New Novel

Gina Sorell is a graduate with distinction from the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. Publishers Weekly called her debut novel Mothers and Other Strangers “mesmerizing,” Good Housekeeping called it “riveting,” and it was one of Self and Refinery29’s best books of 2017....

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