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.

All About "Killing Eve" with Joel Thompson

Take a deep dive into one of TV’s most critically acclaimed hits to unpack what makes it a well-written and powerful example of contemporary television.
Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10:00AM PST – 1:00PM PST

Showrunners and Show Writers with Ed Scharlach

Hear directly from successful TV writers and creators in this course that demystifies the industry and how to break in and stay in.
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:00AM PST – 1:00PM PST

Travel Writing in Place with Michele Bigley

Develop a plan for how to be a travel writer without leaving your house by mining your memory of past travel and looking at your home community as a destination.

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 10:00AM PT – 1:00PM PT

Character Arcs, the Lifeblood of Your Story with John Henry Davis

Learn how your characters’ journeys form the backbone of your story.

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:00AM PT – 1:00PM PT

Nonfiction 101 with Roberta Wax

Get an overview of opportunities to write and publish nonfiction in this course designed for beginners new to the genre.
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:00AM PST – 1:00PM PST

Writer Friendly Careers: Webinar

Hear from experts working in the Los Angeles editing and publishing field in this pre-recorded webinar covering professional development and career options.


Winning a TV Writing Fellowship to Jumpstart Your Career with Ron McCants and Kristine Huntley

Get the inside scoop on landing one of these coveted fellowship awards that help writers break into the TV writing business.

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 10:00AM PT – 1:00PM PT

How to Jumpstart Your Inner Poet through Memory and Story with Kim Dower

Use the rich storehouse of your memories to develop poems brought to life with sensory details in a workshop designed for writers brand new to poetry or continuing their study.

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00AM PT – 1:00PM PT

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