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.
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.
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
Queer Experiments in Memoir with Stephen van Dyck
Résumé Writing Basics with Scott Eagan
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.
Introduction to Picture Books with April Halprin Wayland
Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.
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.
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.
Thriving as a Writer of Color in Hollywood with Teri Brown-Jackson
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.