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If you're looking for top-tier writing instruction, look no further than UCLA Extension.

Finish a novel. Complete a screenplay. Publish poetry. Write your memoir. Take a class for fun!

Choose from dozens of open-enrollment courses, or explore our comprehensive certificate programs. Also offered: consultations, mentorships, retreats, and advanced seminars.

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Writers Studio

4-day In-Person, Intensive Workshops in Creative Writing & Screenwriting

August 14, 2024

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Complimentary Courses

To support our community, UCLA Extension offers a variety of no-cost, one-day courses.

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Please note: Enrollment for Writers' Program courses opens two weeks before the start date.

Writers' Program Open House

Learn how we can help you achieve your writing goals in this informative, interactive session that also includes an opportunity for advising.

Wednesday, August 7 • 5:00 PM - 6:00PM PT

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Learn from Industry Leaders

I seek to teach each student how their skills and goals can best be applied in the practical world of publishing and editing while encouraging a team mindset that allows for greater success and collaboration.

Tobi Harper Petrie

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Writers thrive when they immerse themselves in a community of people who share their passion.

Many people fondly remember their Writers’ Program classes for years after—the connections they make with other students and instructors end up being the fuel they need to keep going.

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Join the Writers’ Program Network of Writers

Get exclusive access to an exceptional roster of discounts and benefits, including members-only networking & professional development opportunities.

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The Write Process Podcast

One writer, one project, from concept to completion

Writers' Program director and host, Charlie Jensen, invites writers to sit down and recount how one of their projects made it into the world.

Listen and subscribe:

Spotify  |  Apple Podcasts  |  SoundCloud

Every writer’s path is unique, but these stories are both inspiring and informative, full of tips and tricks anyone can use in their writing.

Charles Jenson
Program Director, UCLA Extension Writers’ Program
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Literary Journal

Southland Alibi is the student-run literary journal published by the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension.

We feature high quality works of art, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction supporting diverse viewpoints.

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Publication Party

Instructors from the Writers’ Program read from their recent publications in this beloved annual tradition.

Coming this Fall!
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Free Admission

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The Writers' Program at UCLA Extension offers the best of both worlds: academic excellence and the real-word experience of accomplished screenwriters.

Stuart Beattie
Former Writers' Program student and award-winning screenwriter

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