Writers Studio at UCLA Extension

Los Angeles, California, United States

Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2020


TUITION / COST:$886 early-enrollment fee through January 9, 2017; $985 starting January 10
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Nutschell Windsor
PHONE: 310-794-1846
EMAIL: writers@uclaextension.edu
WEBSITE: http://writers.uclaextension.edu

Presented by the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, the Writers Studio at UCLA Extension is an intensive four days of instruction and writing.

Offered by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, the Writers Studio brings together a community of writing students to workshop with some of Southern California’s most accomplished writers and teachers. From among the 11 offered, participants choose one workshop in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 15 people.

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

“This was my first writing class since undergrad 20 years ago and it was the perfect jumping off point for me to begin my writing life.” Sarah Reese, Manzanita, Oregon

“It will wake you from your pathetically unproductive malaise and force you to do what you always threatened to do.” Brent Giannotta, Pasadena, California

“You will gain the courage to tell the story you were meant to tell.” Jamie Curtis, Powell, Ohio


Featured Writers Include:

Featured Instructors:

Eric Abrams

Noel Alumit

Antonia Crane

Jeanne De Vita

Natashia Deón

Katie Dunham

Amy Friedman

Cynthia Hsiung

Zac Hug

Erin Entrada Kelly

Roberto Marinas

Koji Steven Sakai


Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature


UCLA Extension Writers' Program
1010 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles
California, United States

UCLA Extension Writers' Program

As one of the most prestigious continuing education writing programs in the nation, we offer 400 annual open-enrollment courses onsite and online in creative writing, screenwriting, and editing and publishing. Our small-group workshops are designed to accommodate individual writing needs, ambitions, and lifestyles. Special programs and services include certificate programs, a 4-day Writers Studio, master classes, one-on-one manuscript and screenplay consultation services, a podcast about the writing process, literary and screenplay competitions, knowledgeable advisors; a writing retreat; and free public events. Notable former students include Stuart Beattie, Natashia Deón, Liska Jacobs, Laila Lalami, Tembi Locke, Aatif Rashid, Melissa Rosenberg, Randi Mayem Singer, Barbara Stepansky, J. Ryan Stradal, Kevin Williamson, Iris Yamashita, and Moisés Zamora.