Dear Parents and Young Writers,
A Big Thank You to all who celebrated our 2012 Book Launch at Linden Tree!
We had standing room only, with 100 children, teens, friends, and family in attendance.
Now, we're wrapping up 2012 with a complimentary creative writing workshop.
Create Your Own Toy Story
Young Writers Workshop, Ages 7-12
Sunday, December 9, 2012
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Have you watched any of the Toy Story movies?
Or wondered what it would be like to be in Santa's toy shop the week before Christmas Eve?
What would happen if your own toys came to life during the hours of your dreams?
If you'd like to play with these ideas, this workshop will give you the perfect chance to
explore your imagination and make up your very own "Toy Story"!
RSVP "Yes!" Today and tell your friends.
We have room for 12 Young Writers, ages 7-12.
Our workshop includes:
* a highly interactive warm-up game
* creative writing time
* time to read your stories out loud
Young writers who were published in our 2012 anthology are invited to read excerpts.
* a new or favorite toy to inspire your imagination
* a spiral-bound paper notebook/pencils & erasers
* your enthusiasm & creativity
* your own bottle of water
* brain-boosting (nut-free) snacks to share
Sunday, December 9, 2012
1:00 - 2:30pm
Generously Hosted by Parent Bryony Autumn
3731 El Centro St, Palo Alto CA
(near intersection of El Camino Real & Barron Ave)
Questions? Please feel free to contact us directly.
See you soon,
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 300 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.