Spotlight

2021 Undergraduate Writing Award Winners Honored In Virtual Awards Ceremony

Published: June 11, 2021

This year’s Undergraduate Writing Award winners were honored via a virtual award ceremony. Please view the presentation here. The following is a list of the winners, their essays, and the faculty who nominated them: Tom Davey Science Writing Prize WINNER: Grace Yang, “2020: At Least You’re Not a Banana” nominated by Gregory Rubinson for English…

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David Kipen Inspires Introduction of 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project Bill in US House of Representatives

Published: May 20, 2021

Writing Programs lecturer David Kipen’s idea for a 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project has reached Washington D.C. Santa Monica Congressman Ted Lieu recently introduced a bill proposing a program based on Kipen’s vision. Kipen believes that a modern-day Federal Writers’ Program could help tell important stories while financially supporting writers across the country. Click here…

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Professional Writing Minor Student Publishes First Article in LA Mag

Published: May 20, 2021

On May 18, 2021, Professional Writing Minor student Rebekah Brandes published her first story in Los Angeles Magazine. Rebekah took English Composition M138 (Topics in Creative Writing: The Creative Nonfiction Essay in Journalism) with Writing Programs instructor Nathan Deuel in Winter 2021. Rebekah’s article highlights TikTok users’ recent efforts to free the Menendez brothers, who…

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Susannah Rodriguez Drissi’s “Until We’re Fish” Wins 2020 Nautilus Book Award in Fiction

Published: April 26, 2021

Susannah Rodriguez Drissi’s novel Until We’re Fish (Propertius Press, 2020) was recently selected as the 2020 Nautilus Book Award Winner in Fiction. An international book prize, Nautilus Awards honor “Better Books for a Better World.” The core mission of the Nautilus Awards is to celebrate books that support positive social change, social justice, conscious living and…

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Maja Manojlovic Presents At “XR in the Arts and Humanities” Webinar

Published: April 12, 2021

The XR in the Arts and Humanities: Extended Reality Research Projects and Pedagogy with VR, AR and MR webinar will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 3 PM Pacific. Writing Programs’ Maja Manojlovic and the other members of her team will present on Scribe VR, a concept for an app to immersively compose,…

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