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.

Words & Pictures: Creative Writing from Visual Art with Nancy Spiller

Use works of visual art as your prompt for writing new work as you examine how published writers have used this technique in recent history.
Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT

The Basics of Setting with Aatif Rashid

Focus on forging a vivid world in this one-day workshop exploring how to make your setting as vibrant as your characters.
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT

Both Sides of the Fence: Working With/As An Agent with Linda Camacho

Join agent Linda Camacho for a discussion on the relationship between literary agent and client. We begin with an introduction into book publishing and trends. Then we delve into both the agent and client perspectives, from…
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT

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

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

The Art & Craft of Creating a Compelling Logline with Diane Drake

Learn how to distill your feature-length screenplay into a punchy, provocative one-liner for pitches, competitions, and other professional contexts.
Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 12:00PM PDT

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.

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Crafting Survival Stories: One Day Workshop with Eileen Cronin

Turn singularly or globally catastrophic events into meaningful literature in this course that guides you through writing thoughtfully and sensitively about disasters.
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT

Writing Compelling Movie Scenes with Michael Weiss

Learn how screenwriters write for maximum impact by analyzing powerful scenes from movies, taking them apart, and learning what makes them tick.
Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT

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

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