LAUSD Salary Credit Points Classes


We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.― Anaïs Nin



2 series:

The Hero’s/Heroine’s Transformational Journey & its prerequisite: Turn Life Stories into Literature 


Each series gives you 1 salary credit point for 30 in-class hours and 2 salary credit points with 6 additional homework hours a week (rewriting, editing, reading).  Taking the 2 series will give you 4 salary credit points.


10 weekly classes, Monday or Thursday 7:00 – 10:00PM or in combination with a full-day workshop on the 4th Saturday of each month, 9:30AM – 6:30PM.


Flexible Enrollment – $300 for each series – small groups – in Hollywood near the intersection of La Brea and Melrose.


Elana has been certified to teach creative writing to LAUSD teachers for salary credit points since 2010.



The 2 series use Greek myths and Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, respectively, to inspire story.  The skills of creative writing are taught and explored as well as methods to quiet the critical mind.  The atmosphere is safe and confidential. Participants produce work that surprises even themselves.

Elana Golden is a screenwriter, director and teacher with a BFA in film from New York University and MA is spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.  She creates workshops that nurture the soul and are an exceptional educational experience in the art of writing.

For more information and registration please email Elana Golden or call her at 323.936.2601

What an LAUSD teacher says:

Elana’s writing workshop awakened the dormant writer in me, with her encouragement, expertise, and validation. I now have a renewed passion for writing. Her workshops are a safe haven for experienced and emerging writers, free of judgement and conventional expectations. Mil Gracias Elana!”  Marina Cedillo Middle School English Teacher