Compliments from the Writers' Program

To support our writing community during the developing Covid-19 situation, the Writers’ Program has decided to offer a variety of one-day courses as FREE online seminars this quarter!

Click any of the buttons below, then select the “View Course Options,” followed by “Enroll” and follow the prompts to register.

Please note that the enrollment period opens two weeks before the start date of that particular course.

Introduction to Concrete Poetry with Brian Sonia-Wallace

Learn to write poetry whose shape on the page brings additional meaning or resonance to the work.

12:00PM – 3:00PM PT

Mastering Acts, Beats, and Arcs whether Plotting or Pantsing your Novel with Jeanne De Vita

Get tips, insight, and tools to develop an approach that helps you craft the story for your novel draft.
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Translating Literature for Absolute Beginners with Elisa Wouk Almino

Learn to translate literature into English in this workshop designed for writers with even just a simple understanding of a foreign language.

10:00AM – 1:00PM

Résumé Writing Basics with Scott Eagan

Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

10:00AM – 1:00PM PT
Saturday, November 18, 2023 (Fall)
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Anatomy of a Pilot with Richard Hatem (In-Person)

Learn what goes into a successful TV pilot.

Saturday, August 26, 2023
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT
Location: UCLA

Writing Poetry for Children with April Wayland

Learn how to write poetry for very young readers in this workshop for absolute beginners.

12:00PM – 3:00PM PT

Pitching for Publication with Shawna Kenney

Learn when and how to pitch your work to a variety of publishing outlets, just like the pros do it.

Saturday, July 22, 2023
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Wearing Your Character in Meditation with Henry Lien and Jerry Lee Davis

Employ Eastern meditation techniques while in the guise of your main character to discover deeper truths about the story you’re writing about them.

11:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Introduction to Picture Books with Kim Tomsic and Dianne White

Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.

10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

The Business of Writing: Practical Skills for the Professional Writer with Clifford Brooks

Learn the strategies and tips to succeed and thrive as a professional writer, from branding yourself and your work to confidently discussing money and contracts.
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

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