Dear Parents, Teachers, and Writers,
You’re invited to join us in a special celebration for our 2013 Writing Contest Winners! We will be hosting a Story Reading Celebration and giving out prizes. Please feel free to invite family and friends.
Bay Area Young Writers and Teen Writers
“Time Travel” Story Contest Celebration
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Generously Hosted by Linden Tree Children’s Bookstore
265 State Street, Los Altos CA
Please include the total number of guests in your RSVP:
Teen Winners (Ages 13-18)
1st: Micah Hirsch
2nd: Sara Jia
3rd: Joshua Mills
Teen Honorable Mentions
Tween Winners (Ages 11-12)
1st: Emily Cameron
2nd: Tiffany Chen
3rd: Neharika Iyer
Tween Honorable Mentions
Youth Winners (Ages 7-10)
1st: Alyssa Yin
2nd: Sophia Hsu
3rd: Naomi Sun
Youth Honorable Mentions
Congratulations to All!
A hearty Thank You to all 69 Writing Contest participants!
It was clear that all writers devoted quite a bit of time and energy to writing and revising the story submissions. The variety and ingenuity seen in the stories made the decision-making ten times more difficult than we imagined. As a result, we also chose winners for the Tween Writers category (ages 11-12).
All winners will be published in our 2014 Anthologies based on the theme of Special Worlds.
We thank our contest judges, Susan Brooks, Marti Krow-Lucal, and Jana Van der Veer, who took time out of their busy schedules to read the stories.
Thank you to all parents who encouraged and supported your writers at home!
Finally, a standing ovation goes out to ALL contestants who made the commitment to enter the special world of this contest. It takes a hero to write and put oneself out there.
We hope that this contest will inspire you to keep writing stories and seek local writing contests and scholarships in your own communities.
We look forward to celebrating with your families and guests,
Shu-Hsien & Royd
Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity and ease. Since 1996, their students have learned to write essays, research reports, poems, short stories, and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel. Their students have gotten accepted into top colleges and universities, such as UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Ms. Ho has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. from Lesley University. Mr. Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach, with specialties in history, art, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta currently teach small group workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 390 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. In the last two years, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta published four anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers, Bones of Mystery, and Encroaching Ink.