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 summer quarter!
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Writing Poetry for Children with April Wayland
Crafting Survival Stories with Eileen Cronin
Defeating Distraction: Creating A Writing Practice One-Day Workshop with Cole Kazdin
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT
Storytelling Starter Kit with Cole Kazdin
Creative Writer’s Bootcamp: One Day Workshop with Lesley Hyatt
Snap to attention in this practical workshop that helps you craft develop a productive writing practice, complete with short-term plans for success.
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT
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
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.
Saturday, July 11, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT
Writing Character Descriptions with Roz Weisberg
Ensure your script’s characters rise above tropes and stereotypes by introducing them with thoughtful, meaningful details.
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM 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.
May 23, 2020 – May 29, 2020
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Mining Memory: A One Day Poetry Workshop with Rachel Kann
Complete guiding writing exercises to help you on two new pieces of writing in this poetry workshop for absolute beginners.
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT
Breaking through Writer’s Block with Laurence Rosenthal
Learn how writers survive writer’s block, procrastination, and rejection in this course covering brain science, creativity, and resilience.
Saturday, August 22, 10:00AM PDT – 1:00PM PDT
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