Compliments from the Writers' Program

To support our writing community and provide a gateway to no-cost personal enrichment and professional development courses, the Writers’ Program has a variety of one-day courses 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.

What’s at Stake in the WGA Strike? (Pre-recorded Webinar)

Learn about why WGA writers went on strike this year and what’s at stake for them in the future in this panel discussion featuring writers at various stages of their careers.

August 25 – September 17
September 25 – December 17

How to use ChatGPT, Meditation, and Surrealism to Unlock Your Creativity with Henry Lien and Jerry Lee Davis

Discover how AI and meditation can act as conduits for your own creativity by inspiring you with unexpected connections and ideas.

10:00PM – 1:00PM PT

How to Break into the TV Industry as an Assistant (WP Now Membership Required)

Learn how you can get your start in the TV industry by working as a writer’s assistant.

To sign up for a WP Now Membership click here

11:00AM – 1:00PM

Queer Experiments in Memoir with Stephen van Dyck

Explore alternatives to traditional literary forms to locate new entry points for capturing queer life in queer ways.
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

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

Introduction to Picture Books with April Halprin Wayland

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

12:00AM – 3:00PM 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.

Saturday, October 21, 2023
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Animals as Souls and the Magic of Objects in Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature with Tim Cummings

Explore symbolic elements of children’s literature as inspiration for enhancing these aspects of your own book projects.

10:00PM – 1:00PM PT

Thriving as a Writer of Color in Hollywood with Teri Brown-Jackson

Hear from industry insiders on how to get in, stay in, and thrive as a writer of color in Hollywood.
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

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.

10:00AM – 1:00PM

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