USC Dornsife’s William Deverell and David Ulin spearhead “Writing from California,” a two-part program held in Los Angeles and San Francisco sponsored by The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW).


Syd Field, a lecturer in USC Dornsife’s Master of Professional Writing program, was considered the “guru of all screenwriters.”


USC Dornsife faculty collaborate on a Pasadena Playhouse production opening Aug. 15 about writer Zora Neale Hurston, best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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USC Dornsife’s Kaya Press publishes the first-ever English translation of two works by long-lost author Shoson Nagahara, who wrote about the dark underbelly of 1920s Japanese immigrant life in L.A.’s Little Tokyo.