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We are proud to announce the the launch of our new digital literary magazine, Southland Alibi. The student-run publication features works of art, fiction, poetry and nonfiction. 

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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

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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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