If you haven’t gone to the WRITERS FAIRE presented by UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, you might want to give it a try. The Faire is FREE and features “mini-classes” by over 70 creative writers and screenwriters–kind of like a mini-conference!
The Writers Faire features: – More than 70 creative writers and screenwriters who share their expertise and tips in 24 unique mini-classes – Opportunity to enroll in most fall courses at a 10-percent discount (excluding advanced courses) – One-on-one advice on courses and certificate programs – A special session on graduate programs in creative writing
For a detailed schedule of Writers Faire panels, and a list of participating instructors, click here.
Last year several of us from the OCC Board attended to distribute promotional materials for the chapters, and to check out the classes and speakers. I especially enjoyed the class on screenwriting, and another class addressing how to turn life experiences into a book had standing room only. Sandwiches are sold at an open cafeteria, but we brought a picnic lunch (Michelle Throne makes the best chicken salad!).
This year’s event will be Sunday, September 9, 2007, from 11 am to 3 pm on the UCLA Campus, Young Hall Courtyard. This is the day after OCC’s September meeting. For more information visit: uclaextension.edu/writers; call (310) 825-9415; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.