Children's Books: News, Views, Projects and Activities
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
UCLA Extension Writers' Program Celebrates 50 Years
Wearing the Writers' Program 50th anniversary T-shirt
The UCLA Writers' Program was established in 1966 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. I began teaching in the program in 1982 and had many talented students in my classes over the years, many of them now publishing their own books. My career began by taking classes in the Writers' Program and then, a few years later, after I had become a published writer, I began teaching. At present I do not have any classes scheduled, but I am proud to be part of this highly successful program and thank Linda Venis, Director of the Department of the Arts and Program Director of the Writers' Program for her superb leadership and friendship through the years and her devoted staff who make everything run smoothly. Congratulations on 50 terrific years!