Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
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“You will gain the courage to tell the story you were meant to tell.” Jamie Curtis, Powell, Ohio

Offered February 27 to March 1, 2020, Writers Studio at UCLA Extension is an intensive four days of instruction and writing. Participants choose one of 12 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 15.

Courses and Instructors Offered in 2020

Creative Writing:
Writing Your First Novel with Noel Alumit
Writing the Young Adult Novel with Erin Entrada Kelly
Writing Your Memoir with Antonia Crane
Writing the Personal Essay with Amy Friedman
Structuring Your Story with Jeanne De Vita
Marketing and PR for Writers and Agents with Katie Dunham
Writing Memorable Scenes for Fiction and Nonfiction with Natashia Deón


Writing Your First Screenplay with Koji Steven Sakai
Creating the Half-Hour Television Pilot with Eric Abrams
Creating the One-Hour Television Pilot with Zac Hug
Creating Powerful Scenes and Sequences for Movies and TV with Roberto Marinas
Showrunners Boot Camp with Cynthia Hsiung

The Writers' Program is a comprehensive university-related writing program open to the public and offering 400 annual writing courses and writing-related services. Our programs provide the tools writers need to tell their stories and discover or develop their full creative potential. We offer courses in fiction, memoir, personal essay, poetry, publishing, writing for the youth market, feature film writing and television writing. Most 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. Additionally, we offer a 4-day Writers Studio, a writing retreat in Lake Arrowhead, manuscript and script consultations, one-on-one mentorships, scholarships, competitions, master classes, and more.

(310) 825-9415, writers@uclaextension.edu, http://writers.uclaextension.edu

About Us
Program Description
10 four-day intensive courses in creative writing or screenwriting plus special events & guest speakers.
Program Length
4 Days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
Screenwriting, Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction
Barbara Abercrombie, Jon Bernstein, Antonia Crane, Samantha Dunn, Cynthia Hsuing, Phil Kellard, Corey Mandell, Billy Mernit, Mark Sarvas, and Steven Wolfson.
An early bird discount of 5% is available through Jan 27, 2020. After Jan 8 the fee is $985.
U.S. Locations
Los Angeles, California
Nutschell Windsor
Conference Coordinator
Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
10960 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States
Phone: 310-825-9415
Fax: 310-206-7382