Lu Kondor received recognition and a certificate for her selection and participation in UCLA’s Master Class in Fiction for novel writing. Only eight people are chosen each year to participate in the year long novel writing class. Lu has also participated in the Master Class 2.
Lu Kondor is nominated for the James Kirkwood Literary Prize 2019.
In Kirkwood’s memory, his friends and admirers established the James Kirkwood Literary Prize to honor new generations of fiction writers for their literary achievements. The competition is hosted by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
June 2019, Lu graduated from UCLA extension with a certificate in Fiction Writing after being chosen as one of only eight students to attend the UCLA Master Class in Novel Writing. Lu is an alumni of UCLA.
Earlier this year, May 16-19, Lu attended the 2019 SFWA Nebula Conference and Awards in Woodland Hills, CA.
Having an exciting time taking the Master Class in fiction writing at UCLA! It’s a nine-month, 30-week (with residency). Very proud to have been chosen (only 8 per year are chosen).
I’ll be at the SCBWI summer conference in August. See everyone there!
Update: It was a great conference with an spectacular artist showcase. So glad to have seen so many new and old acquaintances.
Lu Kondor is now a member of the Horror Writers Association, Los Angeles Chapter.
THE HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION (HWA) is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it.
The 2017 SCBWI Summer Conference this year is going to be packed with amazing speakers and panels. Agents like Jennifer Laughran and Alexandra Penfold, as well as editors like Bethany BuckZareen Jaffery, and Kendra Levin will be there. Keynotes by awesome writers like Kwame Alexander and Laurie Halse Anderson.
Even better, it’s at the JW Marriot at LA Live! I can’t wait and will attend. Dates are July 7-9. Look forward to seeing friends, writers, and editors there.
Check out more info at: https://www.scbwi.org/events/46th-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles-la17/
Lu Kondor is now a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.
AWP provides support and advocacy with their podcast series on writing and making a living as a writer as well as other topics such as women writers, gender in writing, and finding voice.
Details at https://www.awpwriter.org/
To feed my creative side, I’ll be at the SCBWI conference this year in August. If you are interested here’s the link. I’m excited to see everyone there!
My technical communication web site has been updated and has it’s own URL, www.lukondor.com. I now also have a separate creative writing site at www.lakondor.com. Both sights are similar yet different in content. I’ll be adding more content in the future to my creative writing site. To this site, I’ve added new pages including statement on the importance of technical communication.
I’ve also added a tab at the top for Academics & Learning (contains links to the CSUDH certificate program) which has a FAQ page to the top questions I’m asked by students on technical writing and the program at CSUDH.