Each spring, undergraduate writers at USC from disciplines across the University convene to share their work, compete for substantial cash prizes, and enjoy themselves at a celebratory banquet. Last year, 370 students—in majors from Neuroscience to Music—participated in four categories: Analytical Essay, Researched Essay, Professional Writing, and Creative Works.
If you’re a USC undergraduate, we encourage you to come join the fun! You’ve already written a dynamite essay—now reap your reward. Submission deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, March 2nd. Click here to submit your work.
This year’s keynote speaker for the 2013 Undergraduate Writers’ Conference is TIM HOBERT, an Emmy Award-nominated television screenwriter and producer. His work in television spans two decades, including well over a decade of writing and producing such television shows as Spin City (1996 to 2002), Scrubs (2002 to 2006), ‘Til Death (2007 to 2010), Community (2009 to 2010) and The Middle (2010 to 2013).
Tim began his writing career as a stand-up comedian. He grew up in the Midwest but moved to Los Angeles to start his stand-up career. It was there that he got his break in television, as a warm-up comedian for sitcoms. He began screenwriting in 1996 with the Michael J. Fox series Spin City. He stayed with the series for its full run, eventually becoming the series’ executive producer. His work on Scrubs was nominated for an Emmy in both 2005 and 2006.
He currently works as an executive producer and writer on the ABC series The Middle, starring Patricia Heaton.
Questions or comments? Email Professor Norah Ashe-McNalley, Conference Director: email@example.com