Huge congratulations to June Carryl for winning the Saroyan Human Rights Playwriting Award. THIS is why plays and the theatre are still so important. They tell stories that need to be heard to heal, grow and move forward as a community.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE A NOVEL, BUT DIDN'T REALLY FEEL CONFIDENT DIVING IN BY YOURSELF. FEAR NOT, YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR MY 'WRITE A NOVEL IN 10 WEEKS CLASS' THIS SUMMER AT UCLA EXTENSION'S DOWNTOWN CAMPUS IN LOS ANGELES. SIGN UP FAST - SPOTS GO QUICKLY
Monday, March 6, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017
It's that time of year again! My infamous WRITE A NOVEL IN 10 WEEKS class has been offered at UCLA EXTENSION'S downtown campus during the Spring quarter. This class fills up incredibly quickly so log on to the link below and sign up fast!
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
I just had the pleasure of teaching 2 classes at UCLA Extension's wonderful Writers' Program and here are some of the lovely comments I received. I couldn't be more thrilled with the novels that were produced in these two classes. Congratulations to my fantastic students - I'm so proud!
'Tempany's strategy really broke down the whole process into doable parts. You know that feeling when you're in someones presence who really knows their stuff? That's how I felt about Tempany when it came to not only writing, but people in general. She seemed to so clearly comprehend what's going on in every story, and (maybe more importantly) where the story needed to go, because she understands how people work.' Anna
'Writing my first novel in Tempany's class has been a life-changing, miraculous, fun experience.' Leah
'This has seriously been one of the best writing experiences I've EVER had, especially in a class.' Rachelle
'This was probably the best bit of education I have ever received, which, in the long career of education that I have had, is something that isn’t said very lightly.' Jacob
Friday, August 5, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Everyone always asks why Australian actors are so good. Come to the theatre and find out! I'm very proud to have co-curated the Australian Theatre Company's Rehearsed Summer Reading Series. Every WEDNESDAY in June you can see an incredible Australian play read by amazing Australian actors for FREE. I'm directing the amazing PERMISSION TO SPIN on the 22nd of June. Book your free ticket to any or all of the shows now. It's going to be an amazing month of theatre not to be missed.