Home Edition at UCLA Extension is a four-day writers’ conference in February

Sessions introduce the best techniques in film, television, creative fiction, and nonfiction writing with Best Selling Authors and Screenwriters

LOS ANGELES, January 31, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Writers Studio: Home Edition, hosted by the Writers Program at UCLA Extension, presents intimate workshops, over four days, February 24-27, 2022, bringing together the global community of writers to work on your craft Known as a professional development conference for writers from beginner to advanced, the Writers Studio: Home Edition (virtual)gives aspiring writers unparalleled access and first-hand experience in sessions taught by accomplished writers and industry professionals covering feature films, television, fiction, and non-fiction creative writing.

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Tembi Locke is the Writers Studio Keynote Speaker. She is an actress, screenwriter, producer, and “New York Times” best-selling author, as well as a UCLA Extension alumna. Writers Studio 2022 at UCLA Extension is February 24-27. Registration for the workshops is open. (Photo: Business Wire)

This year’s virtual conference features a keynote address from Tembi Locke, actor, screenwriter, producer, New York Times memoirs bestselling author, right from the start, co-showrunner of the upcoming series Waiting to exhaleand student of the Writers Program.

“As the largest provider of creative writing education in the world, the Writers Program offers a supportive community for writers as they develop concepts and evolve their craft,” said Charlie Jensen, Program Director, UCLA Writers Program. Extension. “The Writers Studio is designed to explore creativity and strengthen writing skills under the guidance of successful professional writers. Every year, our attendees share how the Studio made a difference in getting their projects done. And we’re inspired by these stories.” of success”.

The Writers Studio: Home Edition The virtual workshops and instructors are:

  • Character and Conflict, Colette Sartor, Master of Fine Arts
    Fiction writer, author of The Linked Stories Collection. once removed (UGA Press), and winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Sartor’s work has appeared in Online Kenyon Review, Carve Magazine, Slice, The Rumpus Review, Colorado, Prairie schoonerand elsewhere.

  • Writing your memories Liz Stephens, Ph.D.
    author of memoirs days are gods (University of Nebraska Press). Stephens’s essays appear in Brief Encounters: A Brief Nonfiction Anthology (W. W. Norton, 2015), and Dirt: An Anthology (University of New England Press, 2015), She has served as managing editor and contributor to Brevity: A Concise Nonfiction Magazine and has written there extensively on current topics in ethics and non-fiction craft. Stephens has been nominated for both the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Duke University Documentary Essay Award.

  • write personal essay, Amy Friedman, MA
    Author of four memoirs, several children’s books and thousands of essays and stories. Friedman’s most recent memoirs are desperado’s wife (available on Amazon) and One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir of Food and France (with Anne Willan), Freidman is the founder of the non-profit organization POPS the Club and is the editor and publisher of an annual collection of personal essays and poetry, the most recent (2019) is We have game. Friedman received the UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing.

  • Writing your first novel noel alumito
    author of the novels Letters to Montgomery Clift and the Los Angeles Times best seller Talking to the moon (2007), Alumit’s work has been published in USA Today, The Advocate, The Huffington Post, and others, and his awards include the Stonewall Book Award (American Library Association), the Violet Quill Award (InsightOut Books), and the James Duggins Mid-Career Prize. Her work has been shortlisted for the PEN Literary Prize and the Lambda Literary Prize.

  • Storytelling for live audiences, Rachel Kann, MFA
    author of How to bless the new moon, A WORD: Winner of the Bruce Geller Memorial Award, Kann has been Writer-in-Residence for Brandeis Collegiate Institute, Featured Poet at the New England Jewish Poetry Festival, and recipient of the Cosmic Sister Award “Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance” at the Medicine Conference. Spirit Plant. Her poetry film, the revival, was an official selection of the Anaheim International Film Festival. He received the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award from the UCLA Extension Writers Program.

  • Structuring your story, Jeanne De Vita, Master of Fine Arts
    Award-Winning Author and Editor, De Vita’s Dystopian Series Bug is an Amazon Editor’s Choice on Kindle Vella. She has published extensively as a copywriter and ghostwriter. De Vita teaches writing and editing courses for UCLA Extension and edits several New York Times Y USA Today bestselling authors.

  • development Edition, Toby Harper
    Deputy Director of Red Hen Press, publisher and founder of Pen (a queer editorial series from Red Hen Press), Harper is editor of The Los Angeles Review; and public speaker on queer literature, editing, and publishing.

  • Creating the half-hour television pilot, eric abrams
    Writer/producer and member of the WGA, whose television credits include Liv and Maddie, Married with Children, Abby, Gary and Mike, among many others, Abrams co-wrote the feature film Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and has sold pilots to Fox, NBC, CBS and UPN.

  • Create the one-hour TV pilotZac Hug, M.F.A.
    Television writer, playwright, WGA member whose credits include dead drop diva, Shadowhunters, and Hallmark movies way to christmas and the Christmas in the Evergreen Serie, Hug’s other credits include the web series This people, and the short film Outfest lazy sunday).

  • Writing your first feature film, Koji Sakai, Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Award-winning screenwriter/producer/novelist and member of the WGA whose film credits include Commando, Dying to Kill, Me and Monsters, Serial Killer #1, People I’ve Slept WithY haunted highwaySakai has also produced a comedy special for Netflix and the series InvAsian comedy.

  • Writing Powerful Scenes for Film and TVRoberto Marinas, M.F.A.
    Writer/producer, whose credits include tie Head Game, Y alien vs. zombies, Marinas Award Winning Screenplay last way home was selected for the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and also received the Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Grant.

  • Showrunner boot camp, Cynthia Hsung
    Producer, writer, director, and executive who served as producer and head of production for young hercules starring Ryan Gosling, Hsiung was part of the team that launched The Larry Sanders Show Y taxi confessions on HBO and was a creative executive for MTV’s The real world Y Traffic rules. Additional credits include his award-winning feature shadows of loveas well as the television series fans! Y catching hell.

The Writers Studio: Home Edition is from 10 am to 6 pm daily, featuring twelve (12) intensive workshops, limited to 15 participants, freelance writing time, daily guest speakers, prompts and exercises, and other exclusive activities. The program fee is $788 and attendees can register here or visit Writers Studio: Home Edition. For more information, visit the Writers Program at UCLA Extension or contact writers@uclaextension.edu.

About the writers program

now in his 55the Year of serving the writing community, the UCLA Extension Writers Program is one of the most prestigious creative writing and screenwriting programs, both locally and globally. With an open admissions policy, the Writers Program ensures that all students are inspired and guided to do their best work. The curriculum includes 400 annual writing courses, offered both onsite and online, taught by a diverse body of 200 published and produced professionals. Read about success stories from the Writers Program here.

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