"The Writers Studio gave me a lot of great practical information that I could use to be a better writer. I learned things that I was able to apply right away to improve my writing, and give more insight into what might be holding me back." --Stacy Tatem, Seattle, Washington
Offered February 5-8, 2015, Writers Studio at UCLA Extension is an intensive four days of instruction and writing. Participants choose one of 10 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 15.
2014 Instructors and Courses:
-Courage and Craft: A Multi-Genre Workshop for Beginners and Experienced Writers with Barbara Abercrombie
-Writing the Young Adult Novel with Francesca Lia Block
-Memoir Writing: Works in Progress with Samantha Dunn
-Writing Memoir and Personal Essay with Amy Friedman
-Writing the First Novel with Eduardo Santiago
-Novel Revision Techniques with Mark Sarvas
-An Organic Introduction to Screenwriting with Kim Krizan
-Creating Powerful Scenes and Sequences for Movies with Corey Mandell
-Push Through and Pitch: Finishing Your Screenplay and Selling It with Michael Weiss
-Creating the TV Pilot with Phil Kellard
As the largest and most comprehensive university-related writing program in the nation, the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program equips all levels of creative writers and screenwriters with the tools they need to tell their stories and to seek out publication and production. Our almost 450 annual onsite and online writing courses in fiction, memoir, personal essays, poetry, publishing, writing for the youth market, feature film writing and television writing make it possible for students to discover or develop their full creative potential. Many courses are available online as well as in a traditional classroom setting, where evening, daytime, and weekend offerings make learning convenient for most people’s schedules.