Writers’ Program: The Young and The Reckless: Writing for Teens

Presented by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program  – a virtual event The Young and the Reckless: Writing for Teens brings together the writing community and some of Southern California’s most accomplished writers and teachers in writing for young adults. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today’s most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual…

A Minnesotan’s Perspective

“I had positive feedback, with multiple people who wanted to represent the book. I didn’t know or anticipate any of the things that happened. Everything preceded from that point is beyond anything I expected. The fact of its publication was a shock. It was translated into 12 languages, I didn’t think of that as a…

Lou Mathews, an L.A. Author both Legendary and Overlooked, Has his Moment

His third publication, “Shaky Town,” a novel of interconnected stories set in a fictional 1980s East L.A. neighborhood, arrived at the end of August, thanks in part to a mentee’s drive to cement his legacy. Jim Gavin, the creator of the critically acclaimed AMC series “Lodge 49” and a recurring guest at the annual chile celebration,…

Noodle, an Internet-famous Pug, Sets the Vibe for the Day

“I think that Noodles is the personification of how we all feel,” says Lia Haberman, a media and marketing consultant and UCLA extension adjunct professor. “We’re all exhausted, we’re all overwhelmed. We all want to have a no bones day. And I think Noodle just kind of empowers us to be able to push back…

Inevitable Foundation Launches to Mentor and Fund Disabled Screenwriters

A recent report on the television writing landscape from the Think Tank for Inclusion and Equity stated that 93% of disabled writers surveyed said they were the only disabled person on staff, and 97% of writing rooms had no upper-level disabled writers. Currently, people with disabilities make up 20% of the general population, but represent…