The Writers’ Program Awards Six in the Inaugural Claire Carmichael Scholarship

One Winning Manuscript to Receive Two-Month Mentorship with Carmichael Writers’ Program Is Largest Open-Enrollment Creative Writing and Screenwriting Program in the Nation The Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension announced today six scholars for the inaugural Claire Carmichael Scholarship in Novel Writing. The recipients are: Pamela Lee Blankenship, Agoura Hills, CA; Jennifer Carson, Santa Monica, CA;…

UCLA Extension Professor Speaks on New Novel ‘Olivay,’ Perseverance

Deborah Reed started writing in 2011 under the pen name Audrey Braun to avoid the genre writer label. The UCLA Extension professor felt authors that wrote thrillers or science fiction novels, like her, were stigmatized as lesser kinds of writers than those that wrote literary fiction. Thus she used the last name Braun, the German…

How UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Changed My Life

The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program would be famous enough if it were just the largest and most comprehensive continuing education creative writing and screenwriting program in the world. But it’s also an incubator for talent, a creative community, a symbolic shoulder for shuddering writers to cry on – and a primary catalyst for Los Angeles’…

Undergraduate Student to Share Digital Storytelling Project at TEDxUCLA

Before Joan Hanawi left Ecuador for California, her host sister said she thought Hanawi would soon forget her time in Ecuador. But her host family realized her genuine intention to help the people in Tena, Ecuador, after she returned last summer for the third time. Hanawi, a third-year international development studies and geography/environmental studies student, will…