2021 Writers Studio: Home Edition

2021 Writers Studio: Home Edition

We all know that 2020 has been a year of unexpectedness, and a need to pivot, learn, and cope with new and different ways of life. On the heels of the official announcement that UCLA will continue with almost courses and activities online through the Winter 2021...
Instructor Interview: Brian Sonia-Wallace

Instructor Interview: Brian Sonia-Wallace

Welcome new Writers’ Program instructor, Brian Sonia-Wallace. Brian is teaching a section of Personal Essay I (Reg# 375766) on Thursday evenings (7pm-10pm PT) this Fall. He sat down with us to offer some insight into creative life and his upcoming course. What sparks...
Success: Paria Hassouri’s Debut Memoir

Success: Paria Hassouri’s Debut Memoir

Former student Paria Hassouri has just released her debut memoir. Of the experience, she says, “I’m a pediatrician and mother of three who took my first UCLA extension class in September 2018, and now just two years later, I am a published author. My book,...
Success: Renata Khoshroo Louwers Essay in Anthology

Success: Renata Khoshroo Louwers Essay in Anthology

Current Certificate student Renata Khoshroo Louwers’ essay, “Renounce and Abjure All Allegiance” was included in the anthology, My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora, published by the University of Texas Press in March 2020. About her essay, Renata...

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