Writers Studio

Jon Bernstein listens to a story pitch at the 2018 Writers Studio.

Enroll soon for the 2019 Writers Studio, held February 7-10, 2019.

Here’s what some former Writers Studio participants have to say about their experience.

“This was my first writing class since undergrad 20 years ago and it was the perfect jumping off point for me to begin my writing life.” Sarah Reese, Manzanita, Oregon

“It will wake you from your pathetically unproductive malaise and force you to do what you always threatened to do.” Brent Giannotta, Pasadena, California

“You will gain the courage to tell the story you were meant to tell.” Jamie Curtis, Powell, Ohio

Offered by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, the Writers Studio brings together a community of writing students to workshop with some of Southern California’s most accomplished writers and teachers. From among the 11 offered, participants choose one workshop in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 15 people.

Creative Writing Workshops
Writing the Young Adult Novel with Jennifer Caloyeras
Writing Your Memoir with Antonia Crane
Writing the Personal Essay with Amy Friedman
Writing Memorable Scenes for Fiction and Nonfiction with Billy Mernit
Writing your First Novel with Mark Sarvas
Conquering your Story and its Superstructure with Steven Wolfson

Screenwriting Workshops
Writing Your First Screenplay with Chrysanthy Balis
Showrunners Bootcamp with Cynthia Hsiung
Creating Powerful Scenes and Sequences for the Movies with Corey Mandell
Creating the One-Hour Television Pilot with Zac Hug
Creating the Half-Hour Television Pilot with Eric Abrams

For more information: writers@uclaextension.edu or (310) 825-9415.

“I loved the compact intensity of 4 solid days. Although it is a big emotional investment, the concentrated work and togetherness could never be replicated in a weekly course.” Preston Fordstrom, San Francisco, California

Helpful Resources

Studio Essentials 2019
Hotel Listings 2019
Parking Options
Places to Eat in Westwood Village 2018
FAQs 2019
Resources 2019

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