THE WRITING PROCESS—START WRITING!

The process of writing a novel and retaining a publisher was a time consuming, circuitous, thrilling roller coaster ride with uncertain twists and turns.  I am proud to say I landed on terra firma and I’m delighted to share that ride with you.  There were struggles and obstacles encountered during the process, but it culminated…

16 Companies Offering Tuition Assistance to Employees

Wish you could work a full-time job in your desired career field while earning your college degree or learn a new skill? Good news – it’s possible to do so now! Companies now offer tuition assistance, a benefit that employers offer to pay for courses that employees take while still working. – TECHGIG, Glassdoor Blog,…

Charles Jensen Wins Zocalo’s 7th Annual Poetry Prize

This year, 441 poets submitted a record total of 1,145 poems, transporting us to physical locations near and fear, as well as to imagined worlds and mental states found on no atlas We’re thrilled to award the $500 Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize to Charles Jensen, a Wisconsin native who once lived in Tucson and…

How ‘Beetlejuice’ Was Born

The true story of a horror writer and the unsung heroes who helped Tim Burton bring his afterlife classic to life. While teaching UCLA extension courses, he’d gotten to know Marjorie Lewis, a young development executive at the Geffen Film Company. She loved Wilson’s classes, during which well-known scripts were scrutinized and discussed. “I read…

TEDxUCLA to Make “Waves” at Royce Hall on April 7

Award-winning journalist Ann Curry to give TEDxTalk. Spring event brings together innovators from the arts, sciences, industry, and academia to share inspirational talks. LOS ANGELES, CALIF (March 27, 2018) – The annual TEDxUCLA event, which explores creativity and innovation, will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus and explores…