The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program hosts a free Publication Party each June.

In addition, we frequently participate in free community events hosted by other writing-related organizations. The Writers’ Program participates in events such as LitCrawl, Comic Con, and AWP, to name a few.

For more information about the Writers’ Program’s participation at any of these events, please call (310) 825-9415.

Publication Party

Laurel Ann Bogen was one of the featured readers at the 2018 Publication Party.


Each year in June, Writers’ Program instructors read aloud from their recently published fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. This spirited event includes book signings, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet fellow writers.  Admission to the event is free. Free parking too!  Instructors’ books are available for purchase.

Moss Theatre
3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
Free Admission and Parking







These instructors read in 2018:
Noel Alumit
Robert Anasi
Laurel Anne Bogen
Jennifer Caloyeras
Nan Cohen
Antonia Crane
Tony DuShane
Beverly Gray
Dan Jaffe
Lou Mathews
Adam McOmber
Maureen Murdock
Wendy Oleson
Judith Prager
Mark Sarvas
Dan Vining
Ian Randall Wilson
Harry Youtt

RSVP for this fun and lively event by calling (310) 825-9415 or send an email to

San Diego Comic-Con

In 2017, the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program attended Comic Con, the entertainment and comic book event of the year! Held at the Convention Center in San Diego, Comic-Con offers panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals; previews of upcoming feature films; portfolio review sessions; a masquerade party; and an exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibitors.  We’ll be sitting out the event in 2018, but we hope to return again soon.



AWP Conference and Bookfair

The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program attended AWP 2017 in Washington D.C.


The AWP Exhibit Hall at the 2017 Conference in Washington DC.  Below: the Writers’ Program’s booth at AWP 2017.

“The courses offered through the Writers’ Program were essential to my success as a writer for children.  Each class was filled with remarkably talented (pre-published) writers whose insights and notes helped make my books focused, polished and full of humor. What was most important for me was that each week I had to complete a chapter and read it aloud.  No procrastination and no excuses, just writing and ideas and more writing.  Best of all I now call my classmates friends.”

Jake Gerhardt, author of My Future Ex-Girlfriend and Me and Miranda Mullaly (Penguin Random House)

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