Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley

Instructor Biography:

MFA, fiction writer and author of the short story collection, Miniature Men. Mr. Buckley’s work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Best American Non-Required Reading 2003, The Southern California ReviewRip Rap,Watermark, and Spot Literary Magazine, among others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.

Instructor Statement:

Writing is like juggling, or karate, or knitting:  It takes patience and practice.  But often we need more than that—someone pointing us in the right direction, say, our Grandma (if we’re knitting) or Chuck Norris (if we’re learning to chop someone).  I believe in helping writers teach themselves to write.  All of your experiences, tribulations, inspirations: these are the raw materials that will make your writing good—and make it yours.  I can’t teach you to knit or karate chop, but I do know how to make workshops fun, interesting places, and I can teach you to make writing a part of your life.

Our Students Say it Best!

Michael Buckley was incredibly knowledgeable and his communication was very good.  Just as importantly, his listening skills were great, really paying attention to students’ ideas and theories, then asking questions that made us think.” —Writers’ Program student

To watch a video of Michael reading from his work at the Writers’ Program Publication Party, click here.

Instructor Schedule

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning